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Featured poems, essays and interviews.

Can Poetry Be Vehicle for Social Change?

“At a time when economic injustice is at a near all-time high, unions are under attack, and art seems increasingly to have been subordinated to politics, it might do both worlds good to see where they intersect.”

—an essay by Alex Gallo-Brown

Time Flown

“Rekdal’s poems show characters amidst great transformations, and more importantly, allow the reader to change alongside them.”

Bill Carty on Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale

A Small Dislocation

“Kinnell’s poetry can show us that the cup of trembling . . . must be lived with, if anything that might assemble itself toward joy could ever possibly be found.”

Devin Kelly on the poetry of Galway Kinnell