When the shadow of the earth fell on the moon it was red like the cherry you left on my neck.
These poems first appeared in Anna Glazova's collection For the Shrew and have been translated from Russian by Alex Niemi.
The poet Jericho Brown talks about his new collection The Tradition and reads from two poems, "After Essex Hemphill" and "Duplex: Cento."
“Fur Coat” by Cynthia Hua is a Poetry Finalist in Columbia Journal’s 2019 Spring Contest, judged by Tommy Pico.
“Self-Portrait as Postmortem” by Helli Fang is a Poetry Finalist in Columbia Journal’s 2019 Spring Contest, judged by Tommy Pico.
"Sestina with Cults as a Wikihow with Pictures" by Adric Tenuta is the Poetry Winner in Columbia Journal's 2019 Spring Contest, judged by Tommy Pico.
In Jericho Brown’s The Tradition, out now from Copper Canyon Press, poetry—like a virus—becomes a form of knowledge susceptible to transmission.
Sally Wen Mao's stunning second collection, Oculus, focuses not just on sight but on the politics of seeing—its intimacies, failures, elusions, evasions.
Whatever they are, I’m sending them your way.
i want/ to reply/ about it all/ when/ you message me/ at 3am/ about/ the grasshopper/ on/ your/ toothbrush.
The helicopter browses over/ the city on the verge of waking, a waterfall/ of alarm./ Where is everything you try not to see?
Staring at these bones/ in the utter rhythm of sun/ they seem inevitable,/ but only might have been.