Poems and Essays:

“I’ll Settle for a Moment of Glory”: Lesbian-Feminist Poetry in Washington

“You have a beautiful voice”: snippets of a laureateship


26 | Sandy Hook*

8Rock Collective

By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital, Edited by Kim Roberts (University of Virginia Press, 2020)

A Blizzard Blues

A Hindu Prayer

A Hip-Hop Sonnet

A Present

A Small Tribute to Philip Levine

A Splendid Wake Issue

A Writing Assignment from Rita Dove

Abandoning Your Car in a Snowstorm: Rosslyn, Virginia

Affinity with Orwell

After I Xeroxed the Sky

After the Mammogram

An Interview with James A. Emanuel

Annie Finch Portfolio

At the Emlekpont Remembrance Museum

At Watergate


Baltimore Sun

Barbara Goldberg Translates Moshe Dor



Cacayo Ballesteros

Careless Love


Christina Daub Translates Blanca Wiethüchter

Christmas Day in Washington

Cotton Farm Blues


Dan Vera: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Danielle Badra Portfolio

David Keplinger Translates Jan Wagner

DC Poetry Anthologies

DC Slam History

Deborah Sobeloff Translates Egla Morales Blouin

Decoration Day Poem

Delicious, New Edition, 1986

Dream Variation

Early Cinema

Excerpt from Graffiti Calculus

Failed Sonnet After the Verdict

Festival of Season Words

Five Poems

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Five Poems by Anya Creightney

Five Poems by Gregg Wilhelm

Five Poems by Jona Colson

Five Poems from How to Prove a Theory

Five Poems from Lion Brothers

Five Poems from Meanwhile

Five Poems from Umberto’s Night

Five Poems in Response to “Julius Caesar”

Five Poems in Response to “Romeo and Juliet”

For My Cross-Dressing Friends

For Peace in the Valley

Four excerpts from Scar Tissue

Four excerpts from The South Orange Sonnets

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems by Kimberly A. Collins

Four Poems by Ryan Wilson

Four Poems from Blue Skies

Four Poems from Boyishly

Four Poems from Compass

Four Poems from Immigrant

Four Poems from Loose Weather

Four Poems from Stronger Than Cleopatra

Four Poems from The Invented Child

Four Poems from Words We Might One Day Say

Four Poems in Response to “Julius Caesar”

Four Poems in Response to “Mary Stuart”

Four Poems in Response to “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

Four Poems in Response to “Two Gentlemen of Verona”

Fourteen Poems by Jessie Redmon Fauset

From Friends to Griots: The Modern Urban Griots

Gallery at the Tate



Guilford Courthouse



Holly Karapetkova Translates Dostena Lavergne

Holly Karapetkova Translates Kiril Merjanski


Homing; Come and find me; Singularity: Anne Casey

How the Past Appeared

How to Visit Baba Yaga

Howard Nemerov

i come to the city

I Woke from the Dream

Impossible Bottle

Indran Amirthanayagam

Interrupted transmissions

Interview with Danish Kroner

Interview with Kim Roberts

Interview with May Miller

Interview with Richard Wilbur

Introduction and Table of Contents: Langston Hughes Tribute Issue

Introduction to the LGBTQ Issue

Introduction to the Sonnet Issue

Introduction to the Sterling A. Brown Tribute Issue

Introduction to U.S. Poets Laureate Issue, Part II

Isabel’s Corrido

It’s Possible I’m Too Bougie to Be Free

James Dickey: In Touch with Darkness

January 21, 2013

Jona Colson Translates Miguel Avero

Judgment of Paris

Julia Leverone Translates Francisco Urondo

July in Washington

Keith Cohen Translates Joseph Polius

Kennedy Center

Lake Rosseau, Canada

Larry Neal: In Service of Art


Looking at Buds

Love Among the Ruins

Love’s Testament

Macomb Street Workshops

Mary Timony is the Neighbor I Hate the Least

Maureen Thorson: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Mea Culpa

Merrill Leffler: Tenth Anniversary

Minus the Body

Misty Friday Morning

Monumental Merrill

Moonlight Dries No Mittens: Carl Sandburg Reconsidered

Morning with Butter Sky

Mother Night

Mural for the Heart

Myra Sklarew on William Stafford

Nancy Arbuthnot and Lê Pham Lê Translate Lê Pham Lê

Naomi Ayala: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Ned Balbo Translates Georg Trakl


Nine Poems by Charlotte Forten Grimké

Nine Poems by Gwendolyn Bennett

Nine Poems in Response to Richard III

Now Let the City Slumber

Old Coat

Old Egg

On the Incoming Tide

Ooth Jazz


Poetry and Happiness

Poetry Behind the Scenes at the Library of Congress

Prawn Woman


Randall Jarrell in Washington

Reasons for Poetry

Red-Winged Blackbird at Gettysburg Field

Rick Black translates Rachel Bluwstein

Robert Hayden on the Art of Saying What Cannot Be Said

Rod Jellema Translates J.D. DeJong

Rod Jellema Translates Tjitte Piebenga

Rod Jellema Translates Tsjêbbe Hettinga

Roland Flint and Siv Cedering Fox

Ryan Wilson Translates Horace

Sam Allen, aka Paul Vesey

Sarah Browning: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Saundra Rose Maley Translates Rainer Maria Rilke

Scars of Last Year’s Leaves

Sergio Waisman Translates Yaki Setton

Seven Poems

Seven Poems

Seven Poems

Seven Poems

Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddo Parish

Six Poems

Six Poems

Six Poems by Anthony Hecht

Six Poems by Reed Whittemore

Six Poems from The Mustard Seed

Sleep and go tidal

Slow Through the Dark


Some Notes on Form


Sonnet 57

Sonnet for a Namesake

Sonnet for This Week’s Terror Alert

Sonnet on an Old Comic Strip

Spender on Political Poetry in the 1930s and Auden’s Poetic Brinksmanship

Stanley Kunitz: Naked in His Prose

Subject to Change

Swing It

Tea in the Late Afternoon

Tender Days

The Baby

The Columbiad

The Correction

The Correspondence of Louise Bogan

The Curse

The Day of the Gwendolyn

The Field at Potts Camp

the fire this time. remembering april, 1992.

The Goldfinch

The Happy Genius of the Household

The Howard Poets in Perspective

The Library and its Laureates: The Examples of Auslander, Williams, Dickey & Kumin

The Marital Bed

The Poet and the Mule

The Poetry Office: A Photo Essay

The Switch

The Tenaciousness of Spark Matsunaga

Three Anecdotes About Anthony Hecht

Three Ghazals

Three Poems

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Three poems from Edge

Three poems from Ice Fishing

Three Poems from The Ultimate Double Play

Three translations of poems by Gerardo Diego

Three translations of poems by Rene Char

Three Winter Poems

Ting Wang Translates Chen Li

To Dr. Mary Church Terrell, Crusader

To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké

To My Laundress

Toni Asante Lightfoot: Tenth Anniversary Issue

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Two Prose Poems

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Two Prose Poems

Two Sonnets

Two Sonnets

Two Sonnets

Unfurl the Flags of April

Variety in Poetry


W.S. Merwin and Eco-Justice

Walt Whitman Visits the Civil War Hospital in the Patent Office (Now the National Portrait Gallery)

Washington Migrants

Watch Your Ears

Whale Songs

What Part of Me Will Die Today?

While in Pursuit of the Perfect Summer Purse

Why I Don’t Write Nature Poems

Woman’s Home


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