First Scribner edition.
xxxiii, 231 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225).
Phase one / Dilruba Ahmed -- You & the raw bullets / Rosa Alcalá -- Update on werewolves / Margaret Atwood -- Central Park / Catherine Barnett -- American will be / Johsua Bennett -- Afternoons at the lake / Fleda Brown -- Essay on joy / Sumita Chakraborty -- Six obits / Victoria Chang -- I invite my parents to a dinner pary / Chen Chen -- Drank a lot / Leonard Cohen -- Like a cat / Laura Cronk -- Metaphor-less / Kate Daniels -- Armed neighbor / Carl Dennis -- An apology to the reader / Toi Derricotte -- Brilliant corners / Thomas Devaney -- Skin-light / Natalie Diaz -- Decline in the adoration of jack-in-the-pulpits / Joanne Dominique Dwyer -- I now pronounce you dead / Martín Espada -- The analytic hour / Nausheen Eusuf -- Canzone in blue, then bluer / Vievee Francis -- Guantanamera / Gabriela García -- Update / Amy Gerstler -- Virgil, hey / Camille Guthrie -- Dark and lovely after take-off (a future) / Yona Harvey -- Dancing / Robert Hass -- American sonnet for my past and future assassin / Terrance Hayes -- Roll under the waves / Juan Felipe Herrera -- Stranger by night / Edward Hirsch -- Ledger / Jane Hirshfield -- Sunflowers / James Hoch -- All praise Cecil Taylor / Bob Holman -- The bathers, Cassis / Garrett Hongo -- Sympathy of a clear day / Ishion Hutchinson -- The burning bush / Didi Jackson -- In memory of Derek Alton Walcott / Major Jackson -- From 'Last will and testament' / Ilya Kaminsky -- We may no longer consider the end / Ruth Ellen Kocher -- Soft targets / Deborah Landau -- Higher calling / Quraysh Ali Lansana -- The undressing / Li-Young Lee -- It could happen to you / David Lehman -- Cannibal woman / Ada Limón -- A brief history of the future apocalypse / Rebecca Lindenberg -- The S in 'I loves you, Porgy' / Nabila Lovelace -- Hair / Clarence Major -- At land's end / Gail Mazur -- The President visits the storm / Shane McCrae -- Bio from a parallel world / Jeffrey McDaniel -- Miles Davis: Birth of the cool;the founding of Brasilia (1950) / Campbell McGrath -- Sleepwalking in Venice / Ange Mlinko -- Fannie Lou Hamer / Kamilah Aisha Moon -- The last of England / Andrew Motion -- Aubade / Paul Muldoon -- On confessionalism / John Murillo -- You are your own state department / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Rasputin aria / Sharon Olds -- Nord-sud / Michael Palmer -- The black saint & the sinner lady & the dead & the truth / Morgan Parker -- Head crack head crack / Willie Perdomo -- Star map with action figures -- Carl Phillips -- Just rollin' along / Ishmael Reed -- Four Marys / Paisley Rekdal -- Belly, buttocks, and straight spines / Sonia Sanchez -- #MeToo / Nicole Santalucia -- The women's march / Philip Schultz -- Vermeer's pearl / Lloyd Schwartz -- Encore / Alan Shapiro -- Who knows one / Jane Shore -- The greatest personal privation / Tracy K. Smith -- Harm's way / A.E. Stallings -- The white orchard / Arthur Sze -- Duty / Natasha Trethewey -- Partly true poem reflected in a mirror / Ocean Vuong -- Still life: Steven's wallet on a Key West hotel dresser -- Hive / Kevin Young.
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