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Chris Abani
Diane Ackerman

Ekiwah Adler-Beléndez
Eric Andersen
Molly Antopol
Simon Armitage
Coleman Barks
Bei Dao
Jill Bialosky
George Bilgere
Sherwin Bitsui
Richard Blanco
Amy Bloom
Robert Bly
Roger Bonair-Agard
Derrick C. Brown
Jericho Brown
Dominique Browning
Augusten Burroughs
Stephen Burt
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Da Chen
Gordon Clapp
Peter Cole
Kwame Dawes
W. S. Di Piero
Mark Doty
Carol Ann Duffy
Cornelius Eady


Thomas Sayers Ellis
Claudia Emerson
Katja Esson
Percival Everett

Joshua Ferris
Nick Flynn
Ari Folman
Carolyn Forché
Josh Fox
Mary Gaitskill
Forrest Gander
Cristina Garcia
Natalie Goldberg
Jorie Graham
Paul Guest
Donald Hall
Paul Harding
Joy Harjo
Terrance Hayes
Tom Healy
Juan Felipe Herrera
Bob Hicok
Brenda Hillman
Tony Hoagland
Linda Hogan
Pam Houston
Marie Howe
Noah Hutton
Major Jackson


Gish Jen
Linton Kwesi Johnson

Mat Johnson
Jon Katz
Etgar Keret
Dave King
Galway Kinnell
Ted Kooser
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Li-Young Lee
Philip Levine
Phillip Lopate
Nikola Madzirov
Taylor Mali
Ben Marcus
Dunya Mikhail
Rick Moody
Honor Moore
Anis Mojgani
Valzhyna Mort
Daniyal Mueenuddin
Paul Muldoon
Marilyn Nelson
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Gregory Orr
Alicia Ostriker
Molly Peacock
Benjamin Percy
Rowan Ricardo Philips


Katha Pollitt
Francine Prose

Claudia Rankine

Robin Robertson
Roxana Robinson
Tomaž Šalamun
Sapphire
George Saunders
Philip Schultz
Danzy Senna
Meir Shalev
Dani Shapiro
David Shields
Charles Simic
Patricia Smith
Tracy K. Smith
Amber Tamblyn
Michael Thomas
Gioia Timpanelli
Natasha Trethewey
Brian Turner
David Whyte
C.K. Williams
Christian Wiman
Debra Winger
C.D. Wright
Kevin Young
Adam Zagajewski
Raúl Zurita

Ah, Ah

 
Ah, ah cries the crow arching toward the heavy sky over the marina.
Lands on the crown of the palm tree.
Ah, ah slaps the urgent cove of ocean swimming through the slips.
We carry canoes to the edge of the salt.
Ah, ah groans the crew with the weight, the winds cutting skin.
We claim our seats. Pelicans perch in the draft for fish.
Ah, ah beats our lungs and we are racing into the waves.
Though there are worlds below us and above us, we are straight ahead.
Ah, ah tattoos the engines of your plane against the sky-away from these waters.
Each paddle stroke follows the curve from reach to loss.
Ah, ah calls the sun from a fishing boat with a pale, yellow sail. We fly by
on our return, over the net of eternity thrown out for stars.
Ah, ah scrapes the hull of my soul. Ah, ah.
 
 

—Joy Harjo

News

 

harjo1smith8Congratulations to Joy Harjo and Patricia Smith for being awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships!

hillman9Congratulations to Brenda Hillman who was shortlisted for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize for her new collection Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire!

  

robinson1Congratulations to Roxana Robinson for winning the Marine Corps' James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction for Sparta!

 

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