July 21, 2019

Lynne Knight


We stood in the plaza at City Hall
near Henry Moore’s archer, staring up
at the big screen, waiting for men
to land on the moon. We were stoned,
a little, as we often were, not so much
that we couldn’t manage our lives
or walk quietly along Toronto streets,
rarely drawing attention to ourselves
except with my daughter’s backpack,
handmade, suede, a crudely fused
metal frame. Enough of a novelty in 1969
that earlier in the afternoon two old women
at the Kensington Market shouted
I would ruin my baby’s legs, or I think
that’s what they shouted, in Italian,
their Russian friends joining in, a chorus
of languages, & now we were waiting
for men to land on the moon where
no word had ever been spoken,
though the moon made one cameo
appearance after another in the poems
we wrote then, symbol of time, symbol
of eternity, the night moon, day moon,
the moon as fingernail, as lemon slice,
as sliver, as silver, go ahead & invent
your own simile or metaphor, the famous
poet instructed us, but pay attention to
the risk—put the moon in a poem, pretty
soon your dead grandfather might show up,
or your cold mother, or whoever it is you find
difficult because there it is, stony, implacable,
unchanging except as we see it in phases.
But what did he know? A man was about
to walk on the moon, say something
universal enough to allow all people to share
the triumph, no matter their language,
my daughter babbling, bouncing against
my back as Armstrong did it, pushed out
of the Eagle, took the first step, spoke—
& there we were, applauding as if he could
hear us, as if there were no distance between us
& the moon, no borders against human progress.

from Poets Respond
July 21, 2019


Lynne Knight: “I was a new mother fifty years ago, a hippie in Toronto, and reflecting back, I’m struck by how much of the optimism and hope we felt then has been darkened or eclipsed today. I continue to believe we can achieve things across or despite borders—I’m sure many of the NASA scientists who worked on the Apollo mission were immigrants! It’s heartbreaking to see the frenzy being whipped up against ‘the other’ when we’re all here together on the same planet, subject to the moon’s gravitational pull.” (web)

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August 7, 2016

Julian Randall


Fucking pig get shot, 300 men will search for me
—Frank Ocean

A drought does not name itself
in anything but the splintering
of skin into a series of wanting
rivers and the cities that gave
all that water a name as if it
were kin         as if July were not
slow piano and crimson
all over the street         and I guess
you could call this a war
in the way only who can be seen
is alive and maybe not even that

August prepares its heavy gown
for our shoulders and I have
nothing to sing         but the heat
on the screen         two trends

Happy June 222nd
Happy anniversary Frank
Maybe Frank was never even there
This album definitely not done
Frank need to come home
This gay ass nigga gonna break our hearts again
All I want is a song
This nigga a lie
He fix his mouth                 and nothing spills out
Frank might be dead y’all
Frank might be dead y’all
Another nigga gone missing
Happy June 225th
I swear he never coming back
I swear I saw him
I swear it’s been Summer for 3 years

A name is something you surrender
in parts         if you are lucky
I am not
much more beyond that
which traces the borders of me
into a bed in mid-July
I am not
much more than my secrets

Boy say Bi____________
and his tongue splits

Boy say Bi____________
and his mouth is public property

Boy say Bi____________
and belongs nowhere

Boy say Bi____________
and now none of his gods
return his calls

A body gets silent
and it is either haunted
or will be

A body gets silent
and everyone can sing it dead

A body gets silent
and we name it after the silence
to forget it was ever a boy

Silence inundates my throat
there is more than one way
to have a boy in your mouth

The body is a glass home
I am somewhere        I used to live
fragile and nearly translucent
opaque only where smoke tongues
me into the illusion of shelter
I shatter/into more/me

Poets Respond
August 7, 2016


Julian Randall: “In the aftermath of several police shootings recently I have found that the rhetoric surrounding discussions of the murder and by extension the disappearance of Black people to be clouded by discussions as to whether ‘Blue Lives Matter.’ Coupled with that for all of July has been speculation about whether prominent Bisexual singer Frank Ocean will release his much anticipated second album. As a result I have been thinking a lot about the visibility of Queerness and Blackness in our grand national conversation as both major political parties seek to curry favor by proving themselves worthy to oversee the continued disappearance and genocide of Black folk. In Frank Ocean’s virtual absence there has been rampant speculation that Frank may be dead in an almost Schrödinger’s cat like level of speculation. I wonder what happens to a Black Bisexual body like my own if no one can see it. It is these themes that are on my mind as another July passes covered in smoke and broken promises.” (website)

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August 6, 2015

Peter Marcus


running in their Reeboks their Asics their Saucony’s running
with their iPods MP3s and Blackberries their cell phone plan
with unlimited minutes and playlists longer than the 10,000 things
inscribed in the Tao Te Ching
they’re running in spandex breathable cotton tank tops golf hats
bare-backed bare-chested some with tattoos the width of murals
some with dogs—dogs ahead behind beside the pure bred
pedigreed Border Collie Bichon Frise Labradoodle Whippet
Standard Poodle groomed like labyrinthine shrubbery
they’re running for their lives to look better in the boardroom bedroom
on the dance floor in the mirror gasping sweating grunting
as if one could make exhausted love with oneself
they’re running with their newborns their infants toddlers half-
legal adoptees from China Ethiopia Belarus Honduras
their in vitro twins saddled in designer strollers
they’re running one assumes away from death away along the river
while others chose to march and pray to sit and sing refuse
to move in Zuccotti Park in the freedom to be still and gather
they’re running through daylight savings time time saving saving
time a belief in amassing the disappearing hours
collectible as postage stamps Nikes snow globes sea glass
while others run towards God pedometers wrapping biceps like tefillin
No one seems to notice the anomalous walker immobile because
he’s exhausted afraid of failing falling out of breath breathless
while the sun sprays shattered gold across the Hudson
For anyone bothering to look at all closely would’ve known
he’d fallen that something fractured tore or broke within him
but they’re running running running running and the only others pausing
seek to lessen the lactic acid build-up to stretch and stretch out
pressing palms against a wall or railing as if suddenly apprehended
for a nameless crime patted down and frisked by un-seeable detectives.

from Rattle #48, Summer 2015
Tribute to New Yorkers


Peter Marcus: “Living is New York and my feelings about my life here are fraught with contradiction. This city that continues to energize and exhaust, exhilarate and fatigue, as it hums, dances, burns and crashes on its streets and behind myriad closed doors. New York, like the universe itself, seems ever expanding in its breadth, an endlessly unfolding map that I purposefully or aimlessly, addictively wander. Likewise, I often experience New York as a fathomless well in whose depths I’ve been fortunate to draw from and been sustained by, especially in periods of loneliness, depression or loss. Over the years, I’ve found innumerable niches and nooks inside the maelstrom of city life, spaces where I can commiserate within, places of refuge and solace: in Central Park, on the Highline, amidst empty church pews, in oft-empty side rooms of grand museums, on various wooden stools inside day-dark bars. There is too much in this city that I rail and rage against, and too much that I equally adore and celebrate. New York is excessive in both the wonderful and repugnant, as it compels and repels me, often within a single day, sometimes within single hour. The city figures as both central character and backdrop in many of the poems I’ve written over the twenty years that I’ve lived here. And much like the speed and drive of the poem in this issue, on many a day, the city leaves me, for the worse or the better—breathless.”

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February 2, 2012

Molly Peacock


Death had seemed so abrupt to X,
like a TV show she loved being cancelled,
or a pet lipstick color discontinued.

Of course X knew these were minor examples!
Their minority let X think about death.
By now she’d lived through so many

new shows just a hue different from old ones
and new lipsticks causing a shade of mourning
for colors that would never be made again,

at least in her lifetime, she thought,
the end isn’t sudden at all—
why, it begins back with the first x-ing out.

Death wasn’t an ending, it was a transfer!
Cancellation by discontinuation,
she was crossing into the next world.

Disappearing through the border was
a bit like a passport check.
“What does the X stand for?”

the officer usually said at her customs-of-the-mind,
and she made up all sorts of names:
Example, Exonerate, Exfoliate.

Then the officer would point to the Exit
and watch her go. She seemed to dematerialize,
but instead made an entrance on the other side

in an alternate shade of her self.
X cared just a bit less about this world
each time some little thing she loved got crossed out.

Some tiny cells of her own disappeared
with the end of “Zoom Maroon” and “Toast of New York.”
Like Get Smart and The Avengers

her re-makes were never quite the same.
Yet fading piqued her curiosity:
Ex means examine, too,

each layer peeling off
its own thinny-thin translucency
like values of moonlight.

Which do you prefer, the sun or the moon?
Which one, LIFE or DEATH?
The thing clearly seen—or the thing in mystery?

Well, it’s time for mystery, X thought,
even though you’ve always moved past the spot
by the time you’ve marked it.

from Rattle #35, Summer 2011
Tribute to Canadian Poets


Molly Peacock: “This poem takes its imagery from my continual border crossings from my home in Toronto to my former home, New York City. I lead a double life, in both literary and literal senses. Same language. Two entirely different cultures! The inter relationship constitutes an ongoing Compare/Contrast essay as I write.” (website)

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May 18, 2009

David Kelly-Hedrick


We stand on the sidelines watching our children play.
We cheer for our kids and against the others, though
we could try cheering for the other kids
and against our own,
or, we might join with the opposing parents
and cheer for all our kids,
and against everyone on the next field,
or against the team playing across the street,
or across this town, or over the border.
We could just stand there and watch as witnesses for all,
for the coaches, the beleaguered referee,
the kids on the bench, the grass on the field,
garbage collecting under the bleachers,
ants disappearing into a sidewalk crack,
the gathering clouds, the darkening fields behind us,
the houses over the hill.
An ambulance waits in shadows just outside the stadium gates.
A raccoon drags a wounded foot through the brambles
while a young woman weeps alone in the parking lot.
But those are pieces of our flesh playing out on the field.
Chunks of our hearts and gasps of our spirits.
This is their game happening here, playing now in this stadium built
in a hollow where regional winds gather and swirl.
I even feel guilty for tucking a paperback of poems into my overcoat.
The scoreboard sucks us into its frenzy of ticking seconds.
We stare at the gulf between home and away and hope
for a victory that will not be recognized in a single ribbon or trophy on the
shelf but will unroll itself across the flutter of years and pulse across palms
gripping a succession of hands and handles.
We are rooted to a cold aluminum bench, and our mittened clapping
sounds like another failed attempt at turning over the engine of a giant car.
Above, a pair of osprey have built a home atop one of the field lights.
They fly stick-gathering missions during the game.
We could cheer for the dusk.
It is coming. It is here.

from Rattle #27, Summer 2007


David Kelly-Hedrick: “There are so many great poems out here and each one is like a transit pass for the soul, valid, permission given, full access granted, to roam. I like holding onto these scraps of paper and the movement given. I like being in the swirl of poetry.”

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January 2, 2001

Poetry Is Back in the News

On average, poems in Rattle are published six months to a year after they were submitted. Then they appear online several months after that. Real poetry is timeless, of course, so usually it doesn’t matter—but this is the age of information. News cycles rarely last more than a week, let alone a year. One reason poetry lags behind other forms of contemporary media might be this delay—how can poetry be part of the conversation when it enters so late? Moreover, poets do often respond to current events in real-time, so why make them wait for our print schedule?

Our solution is Poets Respond—a poem written within the last week about a public event that occurred within the last week will appear every Sunday. Our only criterion for selection is the quality of the poem; all opinions and reactions are welcome. Selected poets will receive $100. To have your own poem considered for next week’s posting, submit at the link below before midnight Friday PST. Any poems sent before the midnights of Sunday and Tuesday will also be considered for bonus postings mid-week.

Every Sunday our livestreamed Rattlecast episodes feature Poets Respond Live and an open mic share your current events poems—usually at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Join in over Skype (preferred) or by phone. Watch the broadcast for instructions.




Response Poems


Audio Available Zebulon Huset The Moon Is Covered … (Jan. 11)
Audio Available Avery Gregurich There I Was (Jan. 9)
Audio Available Robert Hunter Jones New Year’s Eve in Vienna (Jan. 4)
Audio Available Zinnia Hansen Frozen America (Jan. 2)
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Audio Available Emily Pickering Breaking Point (Dec. 26)
Audio Available Jean L. Kreiling Time in the Time of Coronavirus (Dec. 21)
Audio Available Candice M. Kelsey Whale Sharks and bell hooks (Dec. 19)
Audio Available Danny Mask Birds Aren’t Real Abecedarian (Dec. 14)
Audio Available Minerva & Manash A Moment Ago (Dec. 12)
Audio Available Danny Mask Ice Hole (Dec. 9)
Audio Available Kurt Luchs All of My Fathers (Dec. 7)
Audio Available Jack Ridl The Last Day of November (Dec. 5)
Audio Available Susan Smith How Do You Sleep Ben … (Nov. 28)
Audio Available Abby E. Murray How to Be Together (Nov. 23)
Audio Available Tamara Kreutz The Body Collector of Spain (Nov. 21)
Audio Available Madeleine Gallo ABBA Makes Its Comeback … (Nov. 14)
Audio Available Cao Zhi Quatrain of Seven Steps (Nov. 7)
Audio Available Tishani Doshi Jeff Bezos Goes to Space … (Nov. 1)
Audio Available Henry Crawford As We Were Saying Goodnight (Oct. 31)
Audio Available Richard Westheimer Into the Metaverse (Oct. 26)
Sylvi Warshaver-Stein Between Stations (Oct. 24)
Audio Available Marc Alan Di Martino Sestina for the Falling Autumn Light (Oct. 19)
Audio Available Tanner Stening This Covering of Blue (Oct. 17)
Sean Wang Testing (Oct. 10)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé Moon’s End (Oct. 3)
Audio Available Selene Frost Midnight in the Covid ICU … (Sep. 28)
Audio Available Susan Doble Kaluza Last Text from Gabby Petito (Sep. 26)
Audio Available Bonnie Proudfoot Sweet Forgiveness (Sep. 19)
Audio Available Christine Potter My Sister’s Birthday Is the Day After 9/11 (Sep. 14)
Amit Majmudar Recurring Nightmares of Returning Soldiers (Sep. 12)
Amit Majmudar The Migration Diary … (Sep. 9)
Audio Available Meredith Mason Wave Man (Sep. 7)
Audio Available Jennifer Reeser A Homeless Traveling Statesman (Sep. 5)
Audio Available Michael Meyerhofer Giant Tortoise Filmed Attacking … (Aug. 31)
Audio Available Kandala Singh Letter from Delhi to Kabul (Aug. 29)
Audio Available Dave Bonta Withdrawal Symptoms (August 24)
Audio Available Meghan Sterling Afghanistan Is Your Fault (Aug. 22)
Audio Available Therese Gleason Yo También (Aug. 15)
Audio Available Rachel Mallalieu Delta (Aug. 8)
Audio Available Devon Balwit Pulsar (Aug. 3)
Audio Available Jenna Lanzaro Incredible Truths (Aug. 1)
Audio Available Lynne Thompson Bootleg Fire (July 27)
Audio Available Brock Guthrie Biz Markie & Me (July 25)
Audio Available Marjorie Lotfi Home (July 20)
Audio Available Angie Minkin Fifty Words (July 18)
Audio Available Jay Brecker Rumsfeld (July 11)
Audio Available Rita Mae Reese How Many? (July 6)
John Glowney Liberty (July 4)
Audio Available Michelle Bitting Cows Escape Slaughterhouse … (June 27)
Audio Available Jennifer Jean Humpback Swallows … (June 22)
Audio Available Celia Sorhaindo Ambergris (June 20)
Audio Available Leah Mueller Lost in Space (June 15)
Audio Available Rosemerry Trommer The Price of Nothing (June 13)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé House Calls (June 6)
Audio Available Richard Westheimer An American Jew Fails to … (June 1)
Marissa Glover Look— (May 30)
Audio Available Michael Mark A Daily Practice (May 25)
Audio Available Clemonce Heard Tracking the Soybean Assassin (May 23)
Audio Available Triin Paja Clearcutting (May 18)
Audio Available Nardine Taleb My Great-Grandmother Carved Her Name … (May 16)
Audio Available Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee The Night of Bone and Paper (May 12)
Audio Available Abby E. Murray Motherhood for Beginners (May 9)
Audio Available Uttaran Das Gupta Tonight (May 2)
Audio Available Patty Seyburn Ode to John Hinkles … (Apr. 27)
Audio Available Michael Meyerhofer Watching Lions Spare a Turtle (Apr. 25)
Audio Available Kindra McDonald Poem with an Ear Pressed … (Apr. 18)
Audio Available Rayon Lennon Unrest (Apr. 18)
Audio Available Richard Westheimer I, Like Muons (Apr. 11)
Audio Available Samantha Kolber Genes of 500-Year-Old Sea Monsters (Apr. 8)
Bob Hicok A Braid of Unknowing I Tie Before You (Apr. 4)
Richelle Buccilli When the World Stops (Mar. 28)
Audio Available Patricia Mona Eng My Name [Inaudible.] (Mar. 21)
Audio Available Miguel Barretto Garcia Grandpa’s Mixtape (Mar. 14)
Audio Available Susan Vespoli How to Celebrate Your Daughter’s 33rd … (Mar. 7)
Audio Available Cody Kucker Bhasan Char (Mar. 1)
Audio Available Judith Sornberger On Finding A Coney Island of the Mind… (Feb. 28)
Audio Available Ann DeVilbliss Prayer for Snow (Feb. 23)
Audio Available Clemonce Heard All My Stresses Live in Texas (Feb. 21)
Audio Available Partridge Boswell Aphasia (Feb. 14)
Audio Available Melissa Balmain Spinach Can Send Emails … (Feb. 9)
Audio Available Liya Akoury Navalny (Feb. 7)
Audio Available Joseph Millar January 2021 (Feb 2.)
Audio Available Devon Balwit Botticelli’s Maybe Medici … (Jan. 31)
Audio Available Alora Young Ode to the Camerman (Jan. 26)
Audio Available Clint Margrave Toad Dies and Goes to Heaven (Jan. 24)
Audio Available Wendy Videlock On Ceremony (Jan. 21)
Audio Available Julia B. Levine Instructions for the Day After (Jan. 17)
Audio Available Beth Williams I Knew Better Than to Say (Jan. 10)
Audio Available Martha Greenwald New Year’s Magic 120% … (Jan. 3)
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Audio Available Lana Hechtman Ayers Twenty Twenty (Dec. 31)
Audio Available Catherine Johnson The Great Conjunction (Dec. 27)
Audio Available Abby E. Murray What the Dead Man Taught Me (Dec. 20)
Audio Available Bruce Robinson In Lies Lie Beliefs (Dec. 13)
Audio Available Diane Thiel High Noon at the Remote Corral (Dec. 6)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé Maradona in Buenos Aires (Nov. 29)
Audio Available Rebecca Starks Speaking of Disinformation (Nov. 24)
Audio Available Russell Brakefield Relic (Nov. 22)
Audio Available Francesca Bell Heart in a Box (Nov. 15)
Audio Available Marc Alan Di Martino Still (Nov. 10)
Audio Available Heather Altfeld November (Nov. 8)
Denise Duhamel Monkey Mind (Nov. 6)
Audio Available Shirley Hilton The Other Side (Nov. 3)
Audio Available Kashiana Singh Normal Haiku (Nov. 1)
Audio Available Alexis Rhone Fancher Roadkill, San Pedro (Oct. 22)
Hamraaz Raaz I Fall Asleep Reading … (Oct. 25)
Audio Available Michael Martella To Be Read in the American Mood (Oct. 20)
Audio Available Abdulbaseet Yusuff Too Much Wahala … (Oct. 18)
Audio Available Laura Murray A 10th Grade Reading List … (Oct. 13)
Audio Available Dante Di Stefano Unacknowledged Laureates (Oct. 11)
Audio Available Jill Kandel Fatigue (Oct. 5)
Audio Available Stephen T. Berg Opening Poems from the Candidates … (Sep. 27)
Wendy Videlock Here in the West (Sep. 22)
Audio Available Rosemerry Trommer In the Steps of RBG (Sep. 20)
Audio Available Joan Glass Attending a 12 Step Meeting … (Sep. 13)
Audio Available Robyn Schelenz Who Owns America? (Sep. 8)
Chiamaka Okonkwo … the Passing of Chadwick Boseman (Sep. 6)
Audio Available L. K. Old Flame (Sep. 1)
Bob Hicok To Serve and Protect (Aug. 30)
Maisie Williams Two Doves (Aug. 25)
Audio Available Laurie Macfee Another Year (Aug. 23)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé Kamala Harris: U.S. Senator (Aug. 18)
Audio Available Jean Prokott While My Husband is in Foot Surgery … (Aug. 16)
Audio Available Johnson Cheu Small Talk (Aug. 11)
Audio Available Devon Balwit What Is Marriage Like? (Aug. 9)
Audio Available José A. Alcántara Acing the Test: A Sestina (Aug. 2)
Audio Available Shira Moolten Karen (July 26)
Audio Available Elya Braden This Is Not a Protest (July 19)
Audio Available Rodrigo Dela Pena, Jr. Love Poem for a Dictator (July 15)
Audio Available Miguel Barretto Garcia Stamp Collection (July 14)
Audio Available Nicole Caruso Garcia The Year that Sorrow Shook Me … (July 12)
Audio Available Rayon Lennon How to Date During a Pandemic (July 9)
Audio Available Janis Lull Am I Going to Die? (July 7)
Audio Available Jennifer Reeser Scientists Baffled by Vanished Star (July 5)
Audio Available Wendy Mnookin Writing Poems on Zoom … (July 4)
Audio Available L. Ward Abel Miller’s Thumb (July 1)
Audio Available Marka Rifat Philomel, or, Too Much of a Good Thing (June 28)
Audio Available Geoffrey Philp A Fragment of the Quilt (June 27)
Audio Available Rachel Mallalieu June 2020 (June 23)
Audio Available Yvonne Malcolm X Park (June 21)
Audio Available Joshua Rupp When I Grow Up (June 18)
Audio Available Rolli A Wrong Opinion (June 16)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé My Body Is Antifa (June 14)
Audio Available Amit Majmudar Newsquiz (June 9)
David Hernandez Two Landscape Poems (June 7)
Audio Available Prince Bush Middle of Protesting (June 6)
Francis Santana Wildlife Management (June 3)
Audio Available Rayon Lennon Any Light (June 2)
Audio Available Karim Eltawansy Choke (May 31)
Audio Available David Kirby Study Electricity, Etc. (May 30)
Audio Available Tishani Doshi After a Shooting … (May 26)
Audio Available Stephen Gibson A Crown for My Father … (May 24)
Audio Available Gary Leising Five Mannequins and One Person … (May 17)
Audio Available Michael Mark (T)(o)(o) (C) (l) (o) (s) (e) (May 16)
Audio Available Sonia Greenfield Japanese Aquarium Urges Public … (May 12)
Audio Available Alison Luterman Fog (May 10)
Audio Available Michael Meyerhofer For Ahmaud Arbery … (May 9)
Audio Available Clara McLean Where in the World is Kim Jong-Un (May 5)
Audio Available Christine Gelineau Kneading Bread While Dying (May 3)
Audio Available José A. Alcántara Si Se Puede (May 2)
Audio Available Jaime R. Wood Quarantine Day 35 (Apr. 28)
Audio Available Richard Prins Things to Try … (Apr. 26)
Audio Available Tishani Doshi Tree of Life (Apr. 19)
Audio Available McKenzie Chinn Ode to the Store Clerk (Apr. 18)
Audio Available Dante Di Stefano Note to Myself … (Apr. 14)
Audio Available Alexandra Umlas What You’ve Done (Apr. 12)
Audio Available Amit Majmudar Antiviral Cocktail: A Sequence (Apr. 9)
Ted Kooser A Pretty Pass (Apr. 7)
Audio Available Anthony Okpunor Abia is the Only State … (Apr. 5)
Audio Available Robert Wrigley Why Should There Be Stars (Apr. 4)
Bob Hicok Fly (Apr. 2)
Audio Available Luci Huhn Out of an Abundance of Caution (Mar. 29)
Audio Available Francesca Bell Love in the Time of COVID-19 (Mar. 28)
Audio Available Jessica Cohn Spring (Mar. 22)
Audio Available Joseph Fasano St. Vitus’ Dance (Mar. 19)
Audio Available Dorianne Laux Lord of the Flies (Mar. 17)
Audio Available Rosemerry Trommer The Afternoon the W.H.O. … (Mar. 15)
Sherman Alexie A Dispatch from Seattle (Mar. 12)
Audio Available Sarah Dickenson Snyder I Am from the Church … (Mar. 8)
Audio Available Samantha Fain When We Make Love … (Mar. 3)
Audio Available Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach After the Poetry Reading … (Mar. 1)
Audio Available Anthony Tao Coronavirus in China (Feb. 23)
Audio Available Jackleen Holton A Hard Lump (Feb. 18)
Audio Available Daryl Jones Quotidian (Feb. 16)
Audio Available Sonia Greenfield Medals of Freedom … (Feb. 9)
Audio Available Rayon Lennon Kobe (Feb. 2)
Audio Available Devon Balwit A Conversation in which We Seek … (Jan. 28)
Audio Available Mark Wagenaar Elegy (Jan. 26)
Audio Available Al Ortolani The Senate Vows Impartial Justice (Jan. 21)
Audio Available Jen Lambert One Big, Empty Room (Jan. 19)
Audio Available José E. O. Reyes Systemic Functional Linguistics (Jan. 12)
Audio Available Martín Espada Morir Soñando (Jan. 7)
Audio Available Freya Jackson War Film (Jan. 5)
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Audio Available Dawn Macdonald My One Time Agreeing … (Dec. 29)
Audio Available Dante Di Stefano Joy to the World (Dec. 24)
Audio Available John Hodgen Hearing (Dec. 22)
Audio Available Wendy Cannella Flown (Dec. 17)
Audio Available Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach To Combat Antisemitism … (Dec. 15)
Audio Available Gustavo Hernandez Clapboard (Dec. 10)
Audio Available Abby E. Murray Advent on South Hill (Dec. 8)
Audio Available Meghan Sterling Man Subdues Terrorist … (Dec. 1)
Audio Available Megan Merchant Letter to My Mother … (Nov. 26)
Audio Available Michael Meyerhofer Silver-Backed Chevrotain … (Nov. 24)
Audio Available Adrie Kusserow After His Death the Dalai Lama … (Nov. 19)
Audio Available Ori Fienberg Crushes (Nov. 17)
Audio Available F.J. Bergmann Ancient Rhinos Roamed the Yukon (Nov. 12)
Audio Available Umit Singh Dhuga The Three Degrees (Nov. 10)
Audio Available Brendan Walsh Mark Zuckerberg and I (Nov. 3)
Audio Available Steve Henn They Mustache Him Some Questions (Oct. 27)
Audio Available Devon Balwit A Member of the Jury (Oct. 22)
Audio Available Brittney Corrigan Astrosisters (Oct. 20)
Audio Available Alexander McCoy-Reimer Pantoum for the Spiral (Oct. 15)
Audio Available David Kirby Third Time’s a Charm (Oct. 13)
Audio Available Timothy Liu Withdrawal (Oct. 10)
Audio Available Alejandro Escudé Hellbent (Oct. 6)
Audio Available Rebecca Starks Landscape with Rai Stones (Oct. 3)
Audio Available Rimas Uzgiris Blank Verse for a Blank Earth (Sep. 29)
Audio Available Nicole Caruso Garcia Lockdown Drill (Sep. 22)
Audio Available Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco Questions My Husband Doesn’t Ask Himself (Sep. 19)
Audio Available Amy Miller Ash, a Broad-Breasted … (Sep. 17)
Audio Available Jenna Le Gusanoz (Sep. 15)
Audio Available Devon Balwit The Bar-Headed Goose (Sep. 10)
Audio Available James Valvis Chinese Lunar Rover Finds Strange Gel … (Sep. 8)
Audio Available Amy Lerman Living Below Sea Level (Sep. 1)
Audio Available Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee Kashmir, Kashmir (Aug. 27)
Audio Available Ori Fienberg Certain Islands (Aug. 25)
Audio Available Lynn Marie Houston Like America (Aug. 18)
Audio Available Elizabeth Coyle How to Talk about Guns … (Aug. 11)
Audio Available Pauletta Hansel Harlan County, USA (Aug. 6)
Audio Available Johnson Cheu Touring Harvard, 1986 (Aug. 4)
Tom C. Hunley No One Who Knew Will Called … (July 28)
Audio Available Susan Vespoli My Son No Longer Missing (July 23)
Audio Available Lynne Knight Disappearing Borders (July 21)
Audio Available Samantha DeFiltch I Found Myself (July 14)
Audio Available Pauletta Hansel I Confess (July 7)
Audio Available Jed Myers American Border Study … (June 30)
Audio Available Kris Beaver Some of My Best Friends (June 23)
Audio Available Sarah Colona From One Sarah to Another (June 18)
Audio Available Dante Di Stefano A Partial Explanation of My Father … (June 16)
Audio Available Riddhi Dastidar But Hinduism Is Not Hindutva (June 9)
Audio Available Devon Balwit Helicopters Over Portland (June 2)
Audio Available Amanda Newell Late Sonogram (May 28)
Audio Available T.R. Poulson They Say We Make Our Horses Run (May 26)
Audio Available Josette Akresh-Gonzales I Am Used to Keeping Secrets … (May 19)
Audio Available Cambra Koczkur Dear Senator (May 16)
Audio Available Amy Miller To Whoever Inherits the Earth (May 14)
Audio Available Meghan Bell Where Do People Go … (May 12)
Audio Available Abby E. Murray Free Shipping (May 7)
Audio Available Michael Mark Jews in the Wrong Place … (May 5)
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