“And really, you haven’t lived (died?) until you’ve tried on off-the-rack wedding dresses at Filene’s.”
“Translation is a marvelous thing: it removes the problem of invention, heightens our relationship with other literatures, and makes us less dependent on the self.”
Why We Chose It by David Lynn, Remembering E.L. Doctorow and more!
I can hold a grudge against a bird.
The word “done” in your mouth
becomes my mouth.
I dog-ear my days toward you,
pulling a javelin out of a see-through star.
I watch you and all the suicides
I’m going to feed you, I know you don’t want me to, but I’m going to feed you, I’m going to push this tube down your nose, down into your stomach, and I’m not going to lube it up because…
The guys in my housing project gave me my first graffiti tag: OUT. I thought it was a random name, but it probably referred to how often I’d strike out in baseball.…
Maggie Smith navigates the parallel worlds of fantasy and reality in her latest collection, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison,…
Kathy Fagan’s fifth collection of poems, Sycamore, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2016. Poems appearing here are from a manuscript in progress. She teaches poetry at Ohio State University. Her poem “Widows and Brides” can be found here. It…
Why We Chose It by David Lynn, Remembering E.L. Doctorow, and more!
Featuring Why We Chose It by Natalie Shapero, a dispatch from the Writers Workshop, and more!
Summer Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!