Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

Exceptional Poetry From Around the Web: August 2021

Here’s a short selection, from our own Jose, of some of the best new poems that hit the web this August. These five poets, both established and emerging, deserve your attention and support—featuring work from Todd Dillard in HAD, Wendy…

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Poetry: Camellia by Elane Kim

In “Camellia,” a mother teaches a daughter the quiet mysteries of womanhood; the speaker is taught to hold on to Seoul, to sing without a mouth, to listen to the mournful river.   Camellia The first thing a mother teaches…

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Editors Talk: Joanna Valente, Editor of Yes, Poetry

As a platform for emerging poets, our mission is to provide practical help for serious writers. The community lifts itself up together or not at all. In that light, we’ve been asking some great editors from around the literary community…

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Read Our Award Winning Chapbooks


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selected by Carl Phillips

// by Frederick Speers //

Shadow Black

read and download our 2019 Chapbook Contest winner

selected by Jericho Brown

// by Naima Tokunow //

How Often I Have Chosen Love

read and download our 2018 Chapbook Contest winner

// by Xiao Yue Shan //

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