Poetry blog

‘Edgy’ Poetry

Let’s be frank: the ‘edgy’ in poetry is a called-for characteristic of the most nebulous sort. Yet a cursory look …

POTM: H.D.’s “The Gift”

The Gift Instead of pearls—a wrought clasp— a bracelet—will you accept this? You know the script— you sill start, wonder: …

Kay Ryan’s “New Rooms”

I’ve always been a bit bemused by Kay Ryan’s ascension into rarefied literary territory; it may be that the poems …