"If you perceive yourself as nobody too, I’d be happy to talk to you later."
— Susan Hahn, reading Emily Dickinson's “I'm Nobody! Who are you?” at Poetry off the Shelf: The Voice of Women in American Poetry on June 19.

"If you perceive yourself as nobody too, I’d be happy to talk to you later."

Susan Hahn, reading Emily Dickinson's “I'm Nobody! Who are you?” at Poetry off the Shelf: The Voice of Women in American Poetry on June 19.

Tony Fitzpatrick, “The Day Lou Reed Set Me Free”

Tony’s last show in Chicago, The Secret Birds, will be at the Poetry Foundation July 1- September 12

These pieces are pages 335-343 in Poetry magazine, July/August 2013

Walk on the Wild Side, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 8 x 10 in.
Looking for Soul Food, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Lady Eyebrows, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Kid Apollo, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Kid Hustle, 2013, gouche, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 7 x 9 in.
Candy Came, from Out on the Island, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 7 x 9 in.

Pegasus Awards! June 9, 2014

Nathaniel Mackey accepting his Ruth Lilly Prize from Don Share and Robert Polito

James Maynard and Peter Quartermain, editors of Robert Duncan: Collected Essays and Other Prose and Robert Duncan: The Collected Later Poems and Plays, respectively, with Don Share and Robert Polito, accepting the inaugural Pegasus Award for Criticism on behalf of University of California Press

Artist Bernard Williams in front of his Pegasus Mural with Poetry magazine Art Director Fred Sasaki, Susan Fox from the Elastic Arts Foundation, and art appraiser Keon Parsons

Photos by Gerber Scarpelli

New US Poet Laureate Charles Wright the year he judged the Lilly Prize, with Poetry editor Joe Parisi and 1992 Prize winner John Ashbery

Vesper Journal from the October 1988 Poetry issue

The cover of the September 1969 issue, the first time Charles Wright appeared in Poetry, and “Addendum" from that issue

The announcement of Wright’s 1993 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize on the back cover of the July 1993 issue of Poetry

Sandra Gilbert, Billy Collins, and Charles Wright, the year Wright won the Ruth Lilly Prize

Local artist Bernard Williams painting pegases at the Poetry Foundation for our June 9 Pegasus Awards.

The mural will be up through the last week of June. Stop by to see it!

Photos by Fred Sasaki

“It took me fourteen years of reading Woolf before I could write a sentence that didn’t embarrass me.”
—Sina Queyras at her June 4th Poetry Off the Shelf reading at Poetry Foundation, kicking off the 24th Annual International Woof Conference

“It took me fourteen years of reading Woolf before I could write a sentence that didn’t embarrass me.”

—Sina Queyras at her June 4th Poetry Off the Shelf reading at Poetry Foundation, kicking off the 24th Annual International Woof Conference

"It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.”

- Maya Angelou

http://bit.ly/RCiWUV
"It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.”
- Maya Angelou
http://bit.ly/RCiWUV
"I hear again the laughter  Of children and see fireflies  Bursting tiny explosions in  An Arkansas twilight.”
- Maya Angelou
http://bit.ly/1to4Zqd

"I hear again the laughter
Of children and see fireflies
Bursting tiny explosions in
An Arkansas twilight.”

- Maya Angelou

http://bit.ly/1to4Zqd


The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.



RIP Maya Angelou
http://bit.ly/1mFEnQE 

The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill   

of things unknown   

but longed for still   

and his tune is heard   

on the distant hill   

for the caged bird   

sings of freedom.

—Jane Hirshfield, Poetry, January 2014Read more of Jane Hirshfield’s poems in honor of her birthday. Subscribe to Poetry.

—Jane Hirshfield, Poetry, January 2014

Read more of Jane Hirshfield’s poems in honor of her birthday.

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