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Justin Quinn: Bohuslav Reynek’s Journeys

  TOWARD THE END OF HIS LIFE the Czech poet and artist Bohuslav Reynek published a poem that was uncharacteristic in two respects. Its last couple of words are French and Greek. Some poets prosper at the edges of their […]

Justin Quinn

  IRISH BAR, PHILADELPHIA   Now they’re postmodern. They talk about the Cause purely to get a rise out of the git who’s Irish and has actually lived through it. They make a show of shouting and guffaws. Out back, […]

Justin Quinn

  ASTRAY   I check her photograph in those few months or weeks when she was turning from a girl into a woman, wading from the Adriatic, the wavelets’ peaks around the legs, and lovely lips that I have come […]

Justin Quinn

FLY   I have been easily mistaken by the perhaps red eyes of this, a small fly, for a side of bacon, cheese, old fruit or piece of piss. Why else would he or she or it, this finikin of […]

Ondrej Hanus

  FIG. 9 (silent)   between the grasses the silent air is thicker breathing deeply in, I drink green ichor tomorrow wastes will ring out black and blue my God, oh find me where I forsake you _______________________________________________________________________ FIG. 23 […]

In Memoriam: Richard Wilbur, 1921–2017

  Would it be possible to take a poem by Richard Wilbur, adjust its spelling and some of its references and insert it unobtrusively in an anthology of late sixteenth century lyric poetry, like Englands Helicon (1600), or of the […]

Stephen Burt’s The Poem Is You | Friday Pick

  The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them By Stephen Burt Harvard University Press 2016, 432 pp Stephen Burt’s new book is an intriguing hybrid – anthology, introduction, and critical study all at once. […]

Bohuslav Reynek

  A FOOL   In my village, I’m the fool. Sad dogs know me – sad white school of sleepy dogs that drift away into the distance. They don’t bay. They keep me happy from afar – cloudish dogs is […]

Friday Pick: Cathal McCabe’s Outer Space

  Outer Space: Selected Poems By Cathal McCabe Metre Editions 2016, 144 pages It is not common to see a poet’s debut appended with the kind of subtitle that is normally reserved for authors of more than one collection. Yet, […]

C O N T R I B U T O R S

    A BRIEF NOTE ON THE LIST The below is a partial list of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction contributors to B O D Y since 2012. The authors are sorted alphabetically by first name. An author’s name appears […]

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