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Poems
December 5, 2022 Issue
“Law of the Body”
“She who never wanted children who took pills not to have them who took pills when she feared she would.”
By Lizzie HarrisNovember 28, 2022
December 5, 2022 Issue
“The Frantic Adding Machine”
“The waspman cometh // in T-shirt and shorts.”
By Simon ArmitageNovember 28, 2022
November 28, 2022 Issue
“The Old Painter on a Walk”
“He sees almost nothing now.”
By Adam ZagajewskiNovember 21, 2022
November 28, 2022 Issue
“To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness”
A found trove of family photographs sparks a poet’s far-ranging ruminations on galaxies, generations, and the Great Migration.
By Robin Coste LewisNovember 21, 2022
November 21, 2022 Issue
“Ancestral Poem”
“And so we settled upon the shore / of a nasally Midwestern sea.”
By Jaswinder BolinaNovember 14, 2022
November 21, 2022 Issue
“Easement”
“This was what is meant by ‘a lifetime ago.’ ”
By Jameson FitzpatrickNovember 14, 2022
November 14, 2022 Issue
“Your Card Is the King of Rats”
“We were the lawyers from Legal Aid, ready to state our case at the luncheon / of the Bar Association, the white-shoe law firms, the last of the Boston / Brahmins.”
By Martín EspadaNovember 7, 2022
November 14, 2022 Issue
“Hush”
“At night the sea’s surface is the penetrable onyx of deep sleep.”
By Timothy DonnellyNovember 7, 2022
November 7, 2022 Issue
“Piano”
“I held him together / as long as I could, she says.”
By Edgar KunzOctober 31, 2022
November 7, 2022 Issue
“The Wishbone”
“In the still of night / old fears emerge.”
By Joyce Carol OatesOctober 31, 2022
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