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At the Great Door of Morning
"Every poem is a creation myth," writes poet Robert Hedin. This long overdue retrospective, spanning forty years of patient and painstaking work, highlights Hedin's...
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Selected Translations
Selected Translations is a life's work from America's greatest poet and translator.  Since his undergraduate years at Princeton University, Merwin has always placed...
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News, The
“ The News is more than a venture into art by someone prominent in another field. In these poems, an unconventional subject for poetry is dealt with from within, by a real...
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Dean Young
Dean Young has published eleven books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as an...
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War of the Foxes
“This may be the most anticipated poetry book of the last decade...expect it to haunt you.” — NPR In this long-awaited follow-up to Crush , Yale Series of Younger Poets...
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Textu
Emerging in the era of tweets and text-messages comes a new poetic form: textu . The “u” in textu echoes the one in haiku, and also emphasizes the intimate  you . A textu poem has...
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Moon Before Morning, The
The Moon before Morning is a love letter composed in a stunning rush of memory. Answering the call set forth in his Pulitzer Prize–winning The Shadow of Sirius, W.S. Merwin...
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Tishani Doshi
Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India in 1975. She received her Master's in writing from John Hopkins University and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001. At...
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Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been

by Chase Twichell

Twichell joins the poets who fill my shelve in this house on Lake Michigan, the backyard which is 1/3 acre nation parks. It relaxes me, refocuses me, centers me. The poems enter my "question" box.

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