Set in an age of ecological catastrophe, Icelight eloquently accepts transience yet asserts the robustness of hope
Icelight, Ranjit Hoskote’s eighth collection of poems, enacts the experience of standing at the edge—of a life, a landscape, a world assuming new contours or going up in flames.
Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets anagrammed into wildly new poems about queer desire and kink
The Wild Hunt Divinations: A Grimoire is a stunning second collection from National Poetry Series winner, Trevor Ketner. Comprised of 154 sonnets, each anagrammed line-by-line from Shakespeare’s sonnets, the book refracts these lines through the thematic lens of transness, queer desire, kink, and British paganism.
Lost in the woods with a horse, a mouse, and the ghost of a dead bird, you will discover if you’re meant to live
In Sarah Blake’s epic poem of survival, we follow a nameless main character lost in the woods. There, they discover the world anew, negotiating their place among the trees and the rain and the animals. Something brought them to the woods that nearly killed them, and they’re not sure they want to live through this experience either.
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Asian American & Pacific Islander Month: Kazim Ali
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Month! We are taking this opportunity to honor the achievements and contributions of poet Kazim Ali. KAZIM ALI is a a poet, prose…Read More
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
“On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. Jewish insurgents inside the ghetto resisted these efforts….Read More
A.B. Spellman, Between the Night and Its Music
Wesleyan University Press is pleased to announce that we will publish Between the Night and Its Music: New and Selected Poems, by A.B. Spellman (edited and with an introduction by…Read More
Evie Shockley: suddenly we
Evie Shockley’s new poems invite us to dream—and work—toward a more capacious “we”
In her new poetry collection, Evie Shockley mobilizes visual art, sound, and multilayered language to chart routes towards openings for the collective dreaming of a more capacious “we.” How do we navigate between the urgency of our own becoming and the imperative insight that whoever we are, we are in relation to each other? Beginning with the visionary art of Black women like Alison Saar and Alma Thomas, Shockley’s poems draw and forge a widening constellation of connections that help make visible the interdependence of everyone and everything on Earth.