Oh, if Mark Gottlieb’s daddy weren’t the boss . . .
Amazon removes racist products.
The Danielle Smith fallout.
Cockygate stops crowing.
Poetry reading at a 15 year high.
B&N boots yet another CEO.

Bystander, by Jen Bergmark
The pond, manmade, felt real in a city with a concrete trench for a river.

Some Things Are Decided Before You Are Born, by Marissa Glover
Doctors cannot tell you when you’re born / how many pitches your arm contains.

Heaven, by Mike O’Mary
When I was a kid, one of the highlights of the holiday season was driving around town looking at everyone’s Christmas decorations.

In The Limelight: Where is Poetry Now? by Henri Cole, et al. at The Paris Review
America

America

by Katherine Riegel

I never dreamt of you but of your parts: / my flatland home, the mountains my mother loved, / beach where I could look out and see only not-you.

Yellow Paper

Yellow Paper

by Amanda Kabak

Now that Kate was safely out of the way—silenced permanently in a corner plot with a view of the freeway—the pedigreed vultures swooped in.

Turbulence

Turbulence

by Maggie Smith

The sky shakes us / like a shoe with a stone inside. / Even the smallest stone hurts.

If I Have a Daughter

If I Have a Daughter

by April Ford

If I could have a daughter, / it would be my life goal to make sure she never—not in a million years ever— / confused one kind of touch for another.

Improv

Improv

by Roy White

Let’s make a wedding photo, you and I. / I’m blind and you weren’t there, but between us / we can do this.

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

by Annette Gendler

February 3, 1946. Rain pounded the railcar’s roof. Karl felt as if inside a drum. A stuffy drum, smelling of wet wool and unwashed bodies.

Boys’ Life/Rough Frontiers

Boys’ Life/Rough Frontiers

by Douglas W. Milliken

The only work he could find was at the truckers’ paradise on the north side of town where the main drag reverts into a numbered highway heading straight into whatever freezing nothing abounds above us.

Fireside
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Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

A novel about trees by NBA winner Richard Powers

Soars up through the canopy of American literature —Ron Charles, Washington Post

The true story of a wilderness girl turned socialite

Concise, thoughtful, and well-researched —Kirkus Reviews

A provocative debut about the emotional price of success

Beautifully imagined and flawlessly executed —Joyce Carol Oates

A poetry debut that boldly confronts addiction

An electric current runs through the collection that keeps the reader going —Library Journal (starred review)

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