Heartland

Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard

The Great Poems

The Study of Consciousness: An Interview with Walker Percy

Anniversary of the Air

Michael Waters’s recent and forthcoming books include The Dean of Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016), and a coedited anthology, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies (Knopf, 2019). A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and for the Drew University MFA program. He is also the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA, the Fulbright Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Flora Fantastica

MF Cardamone has exhibited at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, and the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Her work is in the collections at the Barnes Foundation and at the Tucson Museum of Art, and is currently represented by the Selby Fleetwood Gallery in Santa Fe. She lives and works in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.

Figures from My Boyhood

Coleman Barks, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has since 1977 collaborated with various scholars of the Persian language (most notably, John Moyne) to bring over into American free verse the poetry of the thirteenth-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. This work has resulted in twenty-one volumes, including the bestselling Essential Rumi in 1995. He has also published eight volumes of his own poetry, including Hummingbird Sleep: Poems 2009–2011 (2012) and Winter Sky: Poems 1968–2008 (2008), both from the University of Georgia Press. 

Lap Dance

 

I think everyone’s glad I’m dead, said the stripper

with the caved-in face. Her fingers were bone with no

sinew. She flapped her arms at the two wrens

caught up in the rafters and staring down

on the

Bianca Stone, a poet and visual artist, is the author of Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (LSU Press, 2016) and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House, 2014), and she was artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antigonick (New Directions, 2015). She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation and Monk Books with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, in Vermont and Brooklyn.

The Stagger of the Wind That I Think Is Your Turning