Poetry

  • ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY UNDERWOOD
    EXCERPT

    Summer Storm in the Sierra

    - A former poet laureate of the United States shares an excerpt from his Summer Snow: New Poems.
CARICATURE BY STEVE CARROLL
POETRY

Three Questions with Robert Hass

The poet discusses his home, his inspiration, and his study habits. 

CARICATURE BY STEVE CARROLL
NONFICTION

Three Questions for Luis J. Rodriguez

The former poet laureate of Los Angeles comes complete, just as he is. 

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell; foreword by devorah major; City Lights Publishers, 234 pages, $19.95.
POETRY

Bob Kaufman Returns

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman brings back a neglected literary hero.

Former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan distills a lifetime of thinking about—and writing—verse with the essays collected in Synthesizing Gravity.
POETRY

Kay Ryan: A Poet in Her Element

With the essays in Synthesizing Gravity, Kay Ryan pulls back the covers on her verse.

POETRY

Mesmerizing Modern Poetry

These two young poets eschew convention with bold voices—and even bolder prose. 

From Our Land to Our Land by Luis J. Rodriguez, Seven Stories Press, 224 pages, $18.95.
NONFICTION

Monsters of Our Own Making

The Chicano author and poet shares an excerpt from From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer.

Joy Harjo, author of An American Sunrise, is the first Native American poet laureate of the United States.
K. KUEHN
POETRY

Joy Harjo’s Trail of Tears

Joy Harjo reimagines a national narrative in An American Sunrise.

Heidi Van Horn describes her new work, Belated Poem, as "an investigation of the interior world: consciousness, memory, the complexities of selfhood."
ALTA ASKS

Talking with Heidi Van Horn

The poet’s book-length work explores our interior lives by mixing words and photographs.

Father’s Day author Matthew Zapruder
B.A. VAN SISE
POETRY

Father’s Little Dividend

In his new collection of poems, Father’s Day, Matthew Zapruder explores the complications of parenthood…and everything.

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