The Poetry Society of America is the nation's oldest poetry non-profit.


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Oct 16, 2014
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Interviews with editors of online poetry journals.

Interviews with editors of online poetry journals.


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Oct 16, 2014
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Gertrude Stein. 

Gertrude Stein. 


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Oct 15, 2014
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Submit to our next round of Annual Awards:Annual Awards judges include:Stephen Burt, Honorée Jeffers, Fady Joudah, Dana Levin, Ange Mlinko, Jim Moore, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alan Shapiro, and Rachel Zucker. Chapbook judges:Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, and Don PatersonFor guidelines see our website.

Submit to our next round of Annual Awards:

Annual Awards judges include:

Stephen BurtHonorée JeffersFady JoudahDana LevinAnge Mlinko, Jim Moore, Aimee NezhukumatathilAlan Shapiro, and Rachel Zucker

Chapbook judges:

Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, and Don Paterson

For guidelines see our website.


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Oct 14, 2014
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E. E. Cummings, born today in 1894.Poetry in Motion posters from Los Angeles. 

E. E. Cummings, born today in 1894.
Poetry in Motion posters from Los Angeles. 


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Oct 9, 2014
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Q & A with Emily Kendal Frey »

A Terrific Q & A from the PSA’s 2012 Norma Farber first book winner.

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Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations, including FRANCES, AIRPORT, BAGUETTE and THE NEW PLANET. THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE, her first full-length collection, won the Norma Farber First Book Award from The Poetry Society of America.


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Oct 9, 2014
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Judges for the Poetry Society Chapbook Contest:Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, Marilyn Chin, Don Paterson$1,000 prize and publication.Guidelines

Judges for the Poetry Society Chapbook Contest:
Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, Marilyn Chin, Don Paterson
$1,000 prize and publication.
Guidelines


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Oct 7, 2014
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Four poems by Kajal Ahmad, translated from the Kurdish

Were I a Martyr

Trans. Darya Ali and
Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse


I want no flowers,
no epoch of union,
no dawn of disunion.
I want no flowers
for I am the loveliest flower.
I want no kisses
if for a true wrist
I must hold some knight –
no epoch of marriage,
no dawn of divorce,
no widow’s fever.
I want no kisses
if, along with love, I become a martyr.
I want no tears
over the coffin or me, a corpse.
I want no cherry tree of sympathy
dragged to the walls of my grave,
no flowers or kisses,
no tears or miseries.
Bring nothing.
Hold nothing.
I die as a homeland without a flag, without a voice.
I am grateful.
I want nothing.
I will accept nothing.

More poems and commentary here.


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Oct 3, 2014
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Q & A with Angela Veronica Wong »

Terrific Q & A with former PSA chapbook fellow!

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Angela Veronica Wong is the author of how to survive a hotel fire. Find her on Twitter @avwusesherwords


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First poems you read or loved:

The Odyssey

Favorite poems or book of poems:

Ariel (Sylvia Plath), The Dream of a Common Language (Adrienne Rich), Tender Buttons


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Sep 30, 2014
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Submit to our next round of Annual Awards starting October 1st.Annual Awards judges include:Stephen Burt, Honorée Jeffers, Fady Joudah, Dana Levin, Ange Mlinko, Jim Moore, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alan Shapiro, and Rachel Zucker. Chapbook judges will be:Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, and Don PatersonFor guidelines see our website.

Submit to our next round of Annual Awards starting October 1st.

Annual Awards judges include:

Stephen BurtHonorée JeffersFady JoudahDana LevinAnge Mlinko, Jim Moore, Aimee NezhukumatathilAlan Shapiro, and Rachel Zucker. 

Chapbook judges will be:

Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, and Don Paterson

For guidelines see our website.


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Sep 30, 2014
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1902 special edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost, printed on red goatskin.
Currently held by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1902 special edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost, printed on red goatskin.

Currently held by The Metropolitan Museum of Art