by John Foy • from Night Vision • St. Augustine's Press
John Foy's poems have appeared in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Yale Review, and The Hopkins Review, among other journals.
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21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 11): David Biespiel continues his series with Patricia Smith's "Skinhead."
Elizabeth Flock talks with Adrian Matejka about Map to the Stars and introduces his reading of "Stardate 8809.22."
Lee Sharkey's "Letter to Al," an account of her experience with her husband's memory loss, brings them both to Dublin for Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize ceremony.
New collections by Emily Berry, Jacob Polley, and Luke Kennard reviewed by Paul Batchelor.
James Crews introduces Elizabeth Jennings's "Caravaggio's 'Narcissus' in Rome."
Kaveh Akbar interviews Monica Youn.
Sean O'Brien reviews Helen Dunmore's Inside the Wave. MORE