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National Poetry Month Surprise!

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we have a big surprise that might or might not include … a giveaway!

Poetry

Broken Houses, Just Across the Hall

Two poems by Jenny Belardi

Just Across the Hall

Sybil’s room, just across the hall //
and under the same roof, //
is a world away. […]

Poetry

shower, Artist Painting Self-Portrait

Two poems by teen writer, Emily Tian

shower

the water delivers its arrows //
into cells by the hundreds, //
flooding the highlands […]

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Outtakes from “The Poet X”

Because we are the luckiest YA literary Journal around, we get to share these fabulous outtakes with you from Elizabeth Acevedo’s “The Poet X.” Happy reading!

Poetry

3 Poems by Sarah Allen

Three poems by Sarah Allen

The Poet

[…] Darling, just turn me into something worth reading.

Poetry

Breaths Underwater, I Remember

Two poems by teen writer, Jacy Duan

I Remember

If only I could still taste your breath //
And touch your whispers //
And smell your warm, velvet skin […]

Poetry

want as/an ocean, red pears

Two poems by teen writer, Mia Nelson

red pears

good god the earth is mad //
with sweet things, with pickable //
beauty […]

Poetry

Same Old Story, Dear Wife

Two poems by teen writer, Minh Truong

Same Old Story

Oh yes, //
so terrified of the power you could wreak, //
He clipped your wings […]

Poetry

Why Russia Doesn’t Keep a Diary, To Those Who Died at my Funeral

Two poems by Mariah Stewart

Let tears fall for me and //
trickle through spider web cracks //
drip into the Volga scarlet […]

Poetry

Pastiche, Blu-Ray

Two poems by Anna Cates

Pastiche

between July and gin //
the open window //
and the images within […]

Poetry

3 Poems by Joe Bisicchia

Three poems by Joe Bisicchia

Pair of Tickets

[…] Cracked bat. //
Eyes going back, back, back. //
Talk of fences and why they’re so high. […]

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