Poets Write the Way Forward
by Jennifer Benka
Introducing the 2021 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows

What the Owl Says: Politics, Empathy, and Complicity in Edward Thomas’s “The Owl”
by Ed Madden

On Chutney Poems: Poetic Form as Resistance
by Rajiv Mohabir

Foreword (from Passion by June Jordan)
by Nicole Sealey 

Selected poems from books recommended by our 2021 Poem-a-Day Guest Editors, featuring Derrick Austin, Peter Grandbois, Madison McCartha, Patrick Rosal, Phillip B. Williams, and C. Dale Young 

Featured Fall Books 

Nimbawaadaan Akiing / I Dream a World
By Margaret Noodin

Cover image
Rachel Owen
Purgatorio I: Dante Arrives in Purgatory and Encounters Cato, Its Guardian
photographic print of a collage
34cm x 46cm

Copyright © Estate of Rachel Owen. From Rachel Owen: Illustrations for Dante’s “Inferno,” Bodleian Library Publishing, distributed in North America by the University of Chicago Press.

Rachel Owen was a Welsh photographer, printmaker, and lecturer on medieval Italian literature. Owen mixed photography with printmaking, and her work explored ideas of transformation using photographic screen prints.

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