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From This Issue November 2023
  • poem
    By Jake Skeets

    the sun fails to make sense anymore an insect buzzes in overgrown red brome butterfly whistle spark of beetle or wire rush

  • poem
    By Suji Kwock Kim

    fists clenched so tightly the knuckles paled to stone— then calmed myself to keep my brother and sister calm. Who would protect them if I said something back?

  • poem
    By Jarrett Moseley

    What if telling a story was an exercise in forgiveness? A boy slips a rotting peach into his pocket and looks off the edge of a cliff. Here in the airport, waiting

it is this history
I care about

the one we make together

— June Jordan

Featured Podcasts & Videos

    • Audio
      From Poetry Off the Shelf October 2023

       Sahar Muradi on cyclical time, leather butterflies, and saying goodbye to her father.

    • Video
      From Poetry Explorers

      Good evening, Poetry Explorers! What do you like about night-time? Tonight we'll embrace the poetry of the night world and make a mobile, also known as a dreamcatcher.


From VS November 2023

A short statement from Brittany and Ajanaé regarding current events.

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf November 2023

    Daniel Brock Johnson on risk, a T-shirt mantra, and life after the death of his friend James Foley.

  • From VS November 2023

    In today’s episode, Brittany and Ajanae have the pleasure of interviewing Safiya Sinclair. Join them as they discuss the craft of switching to memoir, maintaining self-confidence while navigating academia, what...

  • From Poetry Off the Shelf October 2023

    Sebastian Merrill on the voice of his former self, the underworld, and laughing during yoga.

  • From VS October 2023

    On today’s episode of VS, Brittany and Ajanae interview Courtney Faye Taylor about their award winning collection Concentrate. Listen in as they discuss writing with an ethic of care, studying...

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