“That is what poems do they call everything by a name and suddenly little pieces of metal scraping / against metal. Gutshot. Name it.”
By Mary Foulk
“my squinting eyes search / any compass point / to return to / after your death—my own body / crawling towards that blue black”
These past few weeks, with their own wild and discordant sense of time, have felt like an invitation to reflect, to look back and find the good. We asked our readers to identify some of their favorites from the Featured Poetry we published in 2019.
By Alan Chazaro
“Pocho Boy Meets World” is a Latinx poetry column written by California poet, Alan Chazaro. Join him as he eats his share of quesadillas and uses broken Spanish in hopes of connecting more deeply with what it means to be a U.S. Latinx writer in Latin America. This month, he’s exploring Brazil.
We are so grateful to all of our partner-poets for sharing their work with us—please enjoy their beautiful words in our Featured Poetry catalogue.