Following are a half-dozen poems deserving of readers' attention. Read them more than once. They all are exceptional. (Take time, too, to read the poems at the noted Websites.)
✭ Maggie Smith's "Good Bones" in Waxwing, a literary journal that publishes three times a year (October, February and June) Note: A limited-edition broadside of "Good Bones" is available from Tupelo Press. The poem is included in Smith's forthcoming collection Weep Up (Tupelo Press, 2018).
✭ Alejandro Saravia's "The Flowers of War", translation by Maria Jose Gimenez, at Words Without Borders
✭ Soukaina Habiballah's "Anatomy of the Rose", translation by Kareem Abu-Zeid, at Words Without Borders