Poets Shara McCallum and Karen Solie channel Scotland through historical fiction and the deep-seated malaise of modernity.
Ruth Lepson’s verse engages with Cecil Taylor, Cy Twombly, and Philip Guston among others.
Some 600 years later, Margery Kempe’s disquieting sobs continue to confound and provoke.
Alan Gilbert’s poems unpack the quotidian nature of life to depict a trippy, scatological dystopia.
Monica Ong is a 21st-century visual poet who extends the reader’s sense of what is possible.
Thalia Field’s poems collage scientific, historical, and philosophical sources to explore speciesism.
British poetry is really as energetic and varied as its American counterpart.
Memories appear and disappear in a meditative work that feels as if it could stop at any moment or continue on forever.
The poems in Ken Babstock’s Swivelmount convey a sense that the whole truth of reality is tantalizingly just beyond one’s grasp.
Tarn’s meditation on the German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin explores both human ecstasy and suffering.
Kearney’s language — exquisitely torqued and modulated, sheering from the formal to the vernacular — reminds us that we are in the hands of a masterful performer.
in this house black boys blossom
black boys bloom