I cannot think of another contemporary poet who is willing to expose his vulnerability, worry, and pettiness through the lens of humor.
Elizabeth Gray’s poems seek to discover where we are in the midst of a battle we can never fully see.
John Yau and Albert Mobilio select a few choice titles from the past year.
We Want It All positions poetry as an everyday weapon, formidable against the cruel mundane.
Joseph Donahue’s verse is rarely melodramatic, but rather humane and temperate, even when the insights are startling.
Kent Johnson skewers the silliness of the swarming poetry world.
Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s work illuminates connections between poetic expression and public accountability.
Durand’s urban environment in The Prospect is a source not of solace but of anxiety.
Hank Lazer’s COVID19 SUTRAS amounts to a diary of what it is to be alive in the midst of a pandemic and a growing demand for racial justice.
Golden’s work as an artist and organizer has always centered care to envision an equitable world.
Geoffrey O’Brien explores language’s magic — part sound, part sense, part bodily sensation.
Susan Barba’s poems are both environmental plea and protest, at once personal and broad.