Poetry / GREYBOOK Volume I

two poems by Noah Feldman

by Noah Feldman

illustrator Anafelle Liu

Run to the front of the bier.
Recite the shahada.
Fall back.
Repeat.
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Poetry / GREYBOOK Volume I

The End

by MC Hyland

illustrator Anafelle Liu

No more B train forever amen. Why not wash the vegetables in chemical stabilizers. Upstate Manhattan. Walking your poetics. Read more...

Poetry / GREYBOOK Volume I

Two Poems by Seungja Choi

by Seungja Choi

illustrator Anafelle Liu

Two Poems by Seungja Choi
Translated from the Korean by Cathy Park Hong and Won-Chung Kim Read more...

Poetry / Issue IX

PAENO'S CURVE

by Ersi Sotiropoulos

photography Daniel Area Wakahisa

the name of a poem is born somewhat differently
Peano’s curve may not be
said he
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Poetry / Issue IX

Under The Awning

by Ersi Sotiropoulos

photography Daniel Area Wakahisa

“Why do they sleep so much?” she asks. The daughter explains that it’s Ramadan. Read more...

Poetry / Issue IX

Four Poems by Samuel Selinger

by Samuel Selinger

photography Daniel Area Wakahisa

This was everything I believed.
I am not a religious man,
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Poetry / Issue IX

From The White Men Psalmody

by Maureen N. McLane

photography Peppe Tortora

For white men are recent
For white men have no ancestors they acknowledge
For white men touch anything but claim they are selective
For white men always tell the truth Read more...

Poetry / Issue X

Two Poems by William Corbett

by William Corbett

photography Daniel Area Wakahisa

I was thirty
I wore a suit
Left over from college
I stood to deliver
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Poetry / Issue IX

White Nights at The Vatican

by Ersi Sotiropoulos

photography Daniel Area Wakahisa

I am the slave of love. This keeps me awake at night. When it all began, last summer, I was about to go away on holiday. Read more...

Poetry / Issue X

Surveil Villanelle

by Ange Mlinko

illustrator Daniel Egnéus

A washed dollar comes up pale fuchsia, like a spoonbill.
In these parts, fuchsia blooms without hoopla
but its radial symmetry keeps the whirlpool close.
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Poetry / Issue X

The Coldest Mother

by Fanny Howe

illustrator Daniel Egnéus

I can only follow one stone through
To its interior: and I do.
An amethyst from Achill.
The stone is transparent violet.
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Poetry / Issue X

Three Poems by Meghan O'Rourke

by Megan O'Rourke

illustrator Daniel Egnéus

Our fears are often irrational.
One hot afternoon, I toured the old prison for POWs.
(In this desert there are no people, only facilities for holding them.)
One doesn’t think of the Underworld as being bright.
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Poetry / Issue X

Two Poems by Devin Johnston

by Devin Johnston

illustrator Daniel Egnéus

An oval fob of brass,
key still attached,
surfaced in a shop on Cherokee
and now rests atop my desk
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Poetry / Issue IX

Attach To A Place

by August Kleinzahler

illustrator Rosie Roberts

Attach to a place
It attaches to you
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Poetry / Issue IX

The Idea of Order

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

illustrator Rosie Roberts

A Hawaiian shirt over a bulletproof vest,
Slumped in a beach chair, its back to the ocean.
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Poetry / Issue IX

Four Poems - Robert Travers

by Robert Travers

illustrator Rosie Roberts

For casks of mixed Dutch grog, a chunk of secant,
wampum, changed hard hands dirty with want.
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Poetry / Issue IX

Where Not to Put Things

by Daisy Fried

illustrator Rosie Roberts

Failed poems about sex, ball of yarn
twists from pink to green
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Poetry / Issue VIII

Ausiàs March’s Poema LXXXI

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

Like someone who sees himself close to death,
Stuck midst quizzed weathers and perilous seas,
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Poetry / Issue VIII

December 6, 2012

by Ariana Reines

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

Vagina mouths and sphincter hearts of the cruel or the self-denying Read more...

Poetry / Issue VIII

Model Train

by Frederick Seidel

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

One sticks it in the other.
One is probably a mother.
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Poetry / Issue VIII

As Two On A Battlefield

by Desiree Mitton

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

do you know what shape this
I want to say appears?
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Poetry / Issue VIII

The Menace

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

See the world as a problem to be solved.
See the world as a problem to be loved.
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Poetry / Issue VIII

Make Yourself Happy

by Eleni Sikelianos

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

Tomorrow we’ll learn all the things to undo in the Making Ourselves
Happy school. First, the hero never moves towards death.
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Poetry / Issue VIII

Four Poems by Rae Armantrout

by Rae Armantrout

illustrator Guglielmo Castelli

She ripped a feather
from her tail
and placed it in the nest. Read more...

Poetry / Issue IV

Avoidance

by Billy Collins

illustrator Florence Manlik

When I spotted him on the street
walking ahead of me with that same woman,
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Poetry / Issue II

To One In Parma

by Maureen N. McLane

illustrator Florence Manlik

The privilege
of even being
provincial,
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Poetry / Issue IV

Because I have No Hope

by Guido Cavalcanti

illustrator Florence Manlik

Because I have no hope of ever going back,
little song, to Tuscany
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Poetry / Issue IV

Terran Life

by Maureen N. McLane

photography Katsuhiko Kimura

The era of common sense is over
& finished too the flourishing of horoscopes.
Hey traveler what chart to sign your way? what iPhone app?
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Poetry / Issue IV

Bedfellows

by Billy Collins

illustrator Florence Manlik

Nor can I picture Dolly Parton
in the same room with Fanny Brawne
though the names Dolly and Fanny
sound equally erotic to my cocked ear.
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Poetry / Issue V

Beethoven – Black or White?

by JM Parham

illustrator Rosie Roberts

And her long white dress embroidered
With buds and leaves and thorny stems
And secret roots and blooms of roses
In her house above the Thames Read more...

Poetry / 28 March 2012

Broadcasting

by Mark DeCarteret

illustrator Florence Manlik

When that cold enters the room again,
stupefied, half-consumed with blue—
an intruder that has come to be all
too familiar with the layout of our brains, Read more...

Poetry / Issue IV

Superhuman Talents

by Gary Soto

illustrator Florence Manlik

How do I do it? Exercise is the key.
You build up a big wind from running in circles,
But in the end yo have to give it all back
To the Big Sky.
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