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
Follow Me

Follow Me

by Carol Malkin

Sara sat next to Teddy. Her eyes never left the Honda, though Teddy knew Sara’s thoughts were elsewhere. Sara had selected the young girl, and Teddy and Sara had trailed her from the noisy waterfront club.

Rocket Night

Rocket Night

by Alexander Weinstein

It was Rocket Night at our daughter’s elementary school, the night when parents, students, and administrators gather to place the least-liked child in a rocket and shoot him into the stars.

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues

by Justin Hamm

On the playground I strum guitar while my daughter dangles upside down from the bar above the tall slide, and inside my middle-aged brain a movie plays.

Going Once

Going Once

by Allan Peterson

I believe it was either forever or an eight / no longer lazy on the page, / because things took longer after that, / had longer lifetimes, / and that was their sign in continuous curls.

Promises

Promises

by Hilary Dean

You think Fine Arts is going to be a bird degree and then you have to take classes all through the summer and talk about art until you want to kill yourself and also everyone else.

Grief, Furniture

Grief, Furniture

by Beth Bilderback

This couch was made for grownups, vintage grownups of the 1930s, cinch-waisted female grownups and men who wore hats and drank martinis.

Summit

Summit

by Natalie Homer

I wish the wild mint would bake its scent into my skin, / and I could drag it behind me, as if it were a train of silvery lace. / It never does, and that’s okay.

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

by Andrea Hansell

I’m famous, and my sister Christine is ordinary. Saying it straight out like that feels strange, but it’s true. We’re identical twins, a fact that fascinates people.

A Survey of the Sacred

A Survey of the Sacred

by Isabella David McCaffrey

She says, “To write poetry about sacred spaces, I must understand what I mean by sacred spaces, il faut comprendre premièrement ce que je veux dire par Terre Sacrée.”

The Polar Bear

The Polar Bear

by Jennifer Givhan

What I’m asking is will watching The Discovery / Channel with my young black boy instead / of the news coverage of the riot funerals riot arrests / riot nothing changes riots be enough to keep him / from harm?

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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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