Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Muse: Poems to Read More Than Once

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).

✭ Christopher Soto's "All the Dead Boys Look Like Me", written for Orlando, at Literary Hub

✭ 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

✭ Carolina De Robertis's "For Orlando", in Spanish and English, in San Francisco Chronicle

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