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Political Knott: David Rivard on Bill Knott’s “VOI (POEM) CES” | The Poem

  I DIDN'T KNOW the late Bill Knott very well. By the time I arrived in Boston in 1987, Bill was firmly ensconced by his lonesome at the...
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Giuseppe Taurino

Giuseppe Taurino

Everyone I know has one idealized memory of their family, a picture of harmony or happiness that stands apart from the mess of it all.

Katrina Naomi

Katrina Naomi

titless as she is, the female is there / no matter what’s been taken from her

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Tea Tulic

When Dad bought us a VCR, my brother and I watched horror movies every afternoon. At night I used to cover my neck with the sheet. Kept the wardrobe shut. Took care of the monsters under the bed. Howled at the full moon. Drank water with garlic.

Israel Centeno

Israel Centeno

“And what’ll we do now, Silvestre?” He didn’t think, he had nothing to think about, he had already thought about it since birth, he was an illuminated one, destiny was in front of his eyes. “We’ll kill the president.”

David Sergeant

David Sergeant

Somewhere, someone is crying out – / always.

Bohuslav Reynek

Bohuslav Reynek

My heart is heavier than it was last year, / with love.

Mirka Szychowiak

Mirka Szychowiak

Don’t shout, don’t beg. When I burrow all the way / to the ears, then you can talk to me.

Mark Yakich

Mark Yakich

Once the fig leaf falls off, / All metaphor is disgusting.

Jamie Osborn

Jamie Osborn

Will you be rich? / What does greedy mean? / Does Sir know Midas, where is he from? What is the goat’s name? / Where does the river go?

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