“Hong’s essays and poems ask how to write about a country’s murderous onset, when the bloody order continues?”—Paul Hlava Ceballos
“At times, forgetting is essential. In the poem, that refers to the way one person, a mother, a woman, part of a traditional family where roles and expectations are clearly cut, needs to forget about that part of hers in order to breathe, to tend to the little things that make her happy—like doing her nails—to keep it going. We are a multitude of things, after all.”
A series of poems by BIPOC poets that engage with birds, curated by Sean Hill.
Conducted by Jennifer Elise Foerster
“A poem’s sweetness leads to its own devouring.”—an essay by Jehanne Dubrow
words by I.S. Jones
art by Gabrielle Bates
Everything holds up a mirror.
The mirror holds up a door.
Poetry Northwest has learned that esteemed editor David Wagoner has died. According to sources close to him and involved with his care, he died in his sleep at a nursing home in Edmonds on December 18, 2021. He was 96.
“This is a collection about preservation.”—an essay by Luther Hughes
“Often, as I attempt to solve literary problems, I find my mind working not in language, but in music or in space.”