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Vox

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“I palm each of my mother’s reprimands, plant them in the lily garden / for when she is gone”

Poetry We Admire

Poetry We Admire: Change

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NEW Poetry We Admire for March!!! Our editor Kim Harvey has curated poems around the theme of “Change” with a nod to Women’s History Month. These dynamic poems scream into the middle of the spiral staircase of the past, then stare directly into the face of the future. And the future is female.

Poetry

Scene XLIV

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“I was a girl and palmed the stovetop. It would be so easy, to point to the moment of / the burn and say, yes, it was then that I lost my innocence. Not my limbs brittle on his bed.”

Robin Myers' The Guest

The Guest #12

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In The Guest, poet and literary translator Robin Myers explores poetry translation as process, practice, vocation, meditation, and craft. Drawing both on her own projects-in-progress and the work of other translators, The Guest is a kind of diary, a thinking-out-loud about the pleasures, challenges, and decisions required—and invited—by bringing poems into another language. To do them justice and to make them new.

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Heaven

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“Once, / a taxonomist wanted to know if women were engineered to perform / labor, so he exhumed teeth, sewed them into a girl.”