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November 25, 15

They had struck gold; they had won the right to be forgotten. The ticket granted them that. All they had to do was sign on the dotted line and then disappear into the sunset, onto the horizon, around the corner, into the mist, over the rainbow,...Read More  »

November 23, 15

I crave / to look at my life / and retrace the past / which floats before / me like ghost music Read More  »

November 23, 15

Dear death-calm waters / liquid-slack, // Dear raft Read More  »

November 19, 15

Rajiv Mohabir is the recipient of a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Lalbihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara, the only known literary work by one of the thousands of East Indians indentured to work the sugarcane fields...Read More  »

November 19, 15

Canadian poet, novelist, critic, essayist, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood attempts to answer the question "Does writing change anything?" Read More  »

November 18, 15

"Harris's liberatory poetics move between text on the page, visual meanings, and sound meanings. It is in the last category where the poems chosen this month live, where they vibrate into the throat of what cannot otherwise be spoken." Read More  »

November 12, 15

The first comprehensive English translation of one of post-war Italy’s most important poets. Edoardo Sanguineti’s oeuvre spans the avant garde of the early '60s to the more introspective romanticism of the later years. Read More  »

November 11, 15

this day was meant for something else / burn the barn / horses hate them / fuck the barn / fuck the rancher and his barbed wire / shake and shake and shake and shake / shake until memory of the saddle is off Read More  »

November 4, 15

An experiment called soon / I’ll fall asleep in your pick-up / beyond the near grey mountains / smiling up at the moon and / here’s one called the park is vanishing / what I am trying to say is Read More  »

October 28, 15

I remember the breeze right before… / Burs of—was it willow—slant-falling. / The gray sidewalk, schist granules, scattering. / A brown dumpster lid smushing its green plastic, sandwich meat. / A rat made its debut, but for a moment. Read More  »