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Exceptional Poetry From Around the Web: November 2017

Here’s a short curation of some of the best new poems hitting the web recently. These seven poets, both established and emerging, all have talent worth stealing learning from. Enjoy, and be grateful, knowing so many more poems deserve to be…

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Poetry: Prayer by Carolyn Oliver

Some poems evoke an old voice inside—maybe manufactured by school, by history, by Dickinson—that leaps from word to word with unexpected vitality and novelty. Carolyn Oliver’s “Prayer”—a Golden Shovel, the form invented by Terrance Hayes—presses “the long lush dark” into…

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Editors Talk Poetry Rejections: Kwame Dawes, Prairie Schooner

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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the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area

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brink, boundary, borderland

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a line between different or opposed things

// frontier poetry //

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