Columns, Poetry Double Features

Poetry Double Features #2


In Poetry Double Features, poet, critic, and editor Summer Farah moves away from the capitalistic language of “comparative titles” and instead towards the indulgence possible in considering two poetry collections that complement each other. The books paired here are not necessarily similar, but Farah asks: what language, pleasure, or wonder might be uncovered when they are read together? Poetry Double Features is in praise of the beautiful and unruly process of reading, synthesizing, and parsing out connective threads. This month, Farah considers Some Are Always Hungry by Jihyun Yun and Hijra by Hala Alyan.




“The cherry / spit out / its pit. A spider / crawled the wall, / tasting the brick / with its forelegs.”

Curated Deadlines

Deadlines: April & May 2023


Every middle of the month: new deadlines, new contests, and new opportunities for your work to find its audience. Here is a roundup of ten submission opportunities with deadlines in April or May, including The Rising Poet Prize, The Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, Passages North, and more.