PEN Poetry Series
Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast. Subscribe to the Poetry Series mailing list and have poems delivered to your e-mail as soon as they’re published. The series is edited by Danniel Schoonebeek, along with guest editors Shane McCrae, Maggie Nelson, and C.D. Wright.
We bid goodbye to guest poetry editors Shane McCrae, Maggie Nelson, and C.D. Wright, who, over the course of the past year, helped PEN America feature work from some of the most thrilling poets writing today. Read More  »
I fill you like feeling, which has a system. / I’m not far or near, the way words / pile up in dictionaries. I touch / your sensible drowning cloth. / I will go to it, my parachute, or throat. / Over here, this is where I come in, / stretching over...Read More  »
God my poor real mom she would have died. // But people say her eyes contain a twinkle they believe in. When they see it they don't need a leap of faith. Although I was surrounded by hate, as the common disasters claimed our town as most are...Read More  »