Pick-a-Poem: “Techno-Origami”

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Hello, blog readers! It’s time for another installment of our Pick-a-Poem series here on the blog. On Wednesdays, we feature a new poem from the website Poetry Daily. This is a great website that features a new poem every day. If you’re looking for something new to read, be sure to check out that site! This week we’re featuring Techno-Origami by Haji Khavari.

According to the In Translation website, Haji Khavari is a young poet raised in Iran. He was a 2014 finalist in a regional poetry competition and currently edits Plastic Rose, a zine of postmodern literature. His work has been translated by Roger Sederat, who teaches poetry and translation in the MFA Program at Queens College, City University of New York.

Techno-Origami by Haji Khavari

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Pick-a-Poem: “Most Mornings”

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Hi, blog readers! I hope you’re all having lovely weeks. Because today is Wednesday, it’s time for a new featured poem here on the blog. These poems all come from Poetry Daily, which is a great website for finding new poetry to read. This week we feature Most Mornings by Sawnie Morris.

According to her bio page, Sawnie Morris has published a chapbook, The Sound a Raven Makes, which won a Poetry Society of America George Bogin Memorial Award. She has written about poetry and poets for Kenyon Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Boston Review. Her writing has won a Texas PEN Literary Award.

Most Mornings by Sawnie Morris

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Pick-a-Poem: “Scrapbook”

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Hello, blog readers! I hope that you’re all doing well this week. Now that Wednesday has rolled around again, it’s time to feature a new poem. These poems all come to us from Poetry Daily, which is a great website where you can discover new poetry. This week we’re featuring Scrapbook by Kim Addonizio.

According to her bio on her own website, Kim Addonizio has written several books, the most recent of which are Lucifer at the Starlite (a finalist for the Poets Prize) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, a nonfiction book. She has also written novels, including Jimmy & RitaLittle Beauties, and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her latest collection, My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits, is available now. She has two NEA fellowships and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and essay.

Scrapbook by Kim Addonizio

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Pick-a-Poem: “Happiness”

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Welcome, dear blog readers, for another installment of our weekly “Pick-a-Poem” feature. Each Wednesday, we feature a new poem here on the blog. These poems come from Poetry Daily, which is a great site to visit if you’re looking for new poetry to read. This week we’re featuring Happiness by Andrea Cohen.

According to her bio page, Andrea Cohen has published several collections of poetry, including Kentucky Derby (2011), Furs Not Mine (2015), and the forthcoming Unfathoming, which will be published in 2017. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Writers House at Merrimack College.

Happiness by Andrea Cohen

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Pick-a-Poem: “The World Turned”

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Hi, blog readers! I hope that all of you are experiencing the warm weather that has finally come to the Chicagoland area. As the warm weather rolls in, perhaps you’re looking for some new poetry. This week, as with every week, we’re featuring a poem from Poetry Daily, which is a great website you can use to find new poetry to read. The featured poem this week is The World Turned by Jay Rogoff.

According to his bio page, Jay Rogoff has a forthcoming poetry collection, Enamel Eyes: A Fantasia on 1870 Paris, which will be published by LSU Press in fall of this year. He has published five previous collections, including Venera (2014) and The Long Fault (2008). His work has also appeared in publications such as Literary Imagination, Salmagundi, and The Sewanee Review.

The World Turned by Jay Rogoff

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Pick-a-Poem: “The Interrogation”

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Hello, blog readers! Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means. It’s time for another featured poem from Poetry Daily. If you’re looking for new poetry to read and discover, Poetry Daily offers a new option each day. Today we’re featuring The Interrogation by Amit Majmudar.

According to his bio page, Amit Majmudar is a diagnostic nuclear radiologist who also writes poetry and prose. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Poetry. He has published two collections, 0º, 0º and Heaven and Earth. He also has the distinction of being the first poet laureate for the state of Ohio.

The Interrogation by Amit Majmudar

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Pick-a-Poem: “The Doubles”

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Hi, blog readers! It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another Pick-a-Poem post here on the blog. Each week we feature a new poem for you to discover. These poems all come from Poetry Daily, which is a great resource for finding new poetry. This week we’re featuring The Doubles by Kara van de Graaf.

According to her bio, Kara van de Graaf is a Chicago poet. Her first book, “Spitting Image,” has been a finalist for many awards, including the Levis Prize for Poetry from Four Way Books, the New Issues Prize for Poetry, the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and others. Her work has appeared in various publications, such as The Southern Review, AGNI, and the Best New Poets anthology. She is currently an editor for Lightbox Poetry, an online educational resource for poetry in the classroom, which she co-founded in 2015 with the poet Richie Hofmann.

The Doubles by Kara van de Graaf

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Pick-a-Poem: “Thick Description”

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Welcome, blog readers, to another installment of our Pick-a-Poem feature! The rules are very simple — each Wednesday, we pick a poem to showcase on the blog. Hopefully, through these posts, you find something new to read and enjoy. These poems come from Poetry Daily, which is a great resource for finding new poetry. This week we’re featuring Thick Description by Eleanor Chai.

According to her bio page, Eleanor Chai is a new poet, whose first poetry collection — Standing Water — was publishing through Farrar, Straus and Giroux this year. She also co-edited the forthcoming Efforts of Affection: The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. She lives and works in Westport, Connecticut.

Thick Description by Eleanor Chai

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Pick-a-Poem: Michelle Boisseau

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Happy Wednesday, blog readers! Around here, Wednesdays mean featuring new poems for you to discover. All of these poems come from Poetry Daily, which is a great resource if you’re looking for new poetry to read, or if you just want to read some new poetry every day. This week we’re featuring Death Gets into the Suburbs by Michelle Boisseau.

According to her bio page, Michelle Boisseau has written several books of poetry, including A Sunday in God-Years (2009), Trembling Air (2003), and a university textbook entitled Writing PoemsTrembling Air was a PEN USA finalist. She has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is Senior Editor of BkMk Press and Contributing Editor of New Letters.

Death Gets into the Suburbs by Michelle Boisseau

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Pick-a-Poem: “Little Design”

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Happy Wednesday, blog readers! If you’re looking for some new poetry to read, then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, we feature a new poem by a poet whom you probably have yet to discover. These poems come from a great website called Poetry Daily, which you can check out if you’re looking for more to read. This week we’re featuring Little Design by Jamaal May.

According to his bio page, Jamaal May has written two books, Hum and The Big Book of Exit Strategies, both of which were published through Alice James Books. He has won several awards, including the Spirit of Detroit Award, the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award, and the Wood Prize from Poetry. He co-directs OW! Arts with Tarfia Faizullah.

Little Design by Jamaal May

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