Author: Poetry International

  • Julia Johnson
    Date of Birth: 1971

    Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale I have no idea why the sky is yellow where it meets the ground, why my knife is small, why the man in…

  • Antler

    Poetry International 5
    “Feral”

  • Bruno K. Öijer

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Evidence”

  • Hoàng Hùng

    Poetry International V
    “Smell of Rain or Poem of M.”
    “The Man Who Came Back”

  • Nguyễn Quyén

    Poetry International V
    “Pair of Shoes”

  • Eleanor Wilner

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Restored to Blue”

  • Chris Abani

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Cremation”

  • Ellery Akers

    Poetry International 5
    “Good”
    “Fifth Grade”

  • Naveed Alam

    Poetry International 5
    “A House Made of Smoke”

  • Sandra Alcosser

    Poetry International 22/23
    “The Blue Vein”

  • Sue Allison

    Poetry International 20/21
    “On Falling Leaves”

  • Moniza Alvi

    Poetry International 7/8
    “The Dead Man’s Pain”

    Poetry International 15/16
    “The Child and the Stairs”

  • Nin Andrews

    Poetry International 10
    “The Wedding”

  • Radu Andriescu

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Greek Blood”
    “Nights in Panciu”

  • Rae Armantrout

    Poetry International 22/23
    “The Craft Talk”

  • Priscilla Atkins

    Poetry International 6
    “Priscilla Atkins”

  • Pricilla Atkins

    Poetry International 6
    “Driving to Cincinnati”

  • Barry Ballard

    Poetry International 11
    “Six Thousand Prayers”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Six Thousand Prayers”

  • Aliki Barnstone

    Poetry International 5
    “Invitation To a Poet”

  • Tony Barnstone

    Poetry International 6
    “Hungry Ghosts”

  • Guy Bennett

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Elliptical Poem”

  • Attilio Bertolucci

    Poetry International 5
    “Woman Behind Genoa and Elsewhere”

  • Malachi Black

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Lines from the Throne of Old Ideas”

  • Jane Blue

    Poetry International 5
    “The Mourning Doves”
    “November”

  • Deborah Bogen

    Poetry International 5
    “Landscape with Silos”

  • Roberto Bolaño

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Godzilla in Mexico”
    “Lisa”

  • Heinrich Böll

    Poetry International 1
    “My Muse”

  • Bev Braune

    Poetry International 5
    “Sweets”

  • Mark Brazaitis

    Poetry International 6
    “When You Are Old”

    Poetry International 10
    “Prince Charming’s Confession”

  • Bertolt Brecht

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Where They Burn Books”

  • Jericho Brown

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Found: Messiah”

  • Christopher Buckley

    Poetry International 5
    “Catechism of the Sea”

  • Beverly Burch

    Poetry International 5
    “Sky/Branches/Sky”
    “When You Ask About Your Native Country”

    Poetry International 10
    “Picnic in Stone”

  • E. G. Burrows

    Poetry International 6
    “Ring of Fire”

  • Rick Bursky

    Poetry International 6
    “Pomegranates”

  • Abena Busia

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Caliban”

  • Cathleen Calbert

    Cathleen Calbert was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Paul Celan
    Date of Birth: March 30, 1844

    Poetry International Weblog
    “IN MEMORY OF PAUL ELUARD”
    “YOU TOO SPEAK”

  • Kate Clanchy

    Poetry International 20/21
    “The Bridge over the Border”

  • George Elliott Clarke
    Date of Birth: February 12, 1960

    Poetry International 7/8
    “20th Century History”

  • Wanda Coleman

    Poetry International Issue 5
    “Ad Nauseam”
    “The Unexpressed”

  • Merle Collins
    Date of Birth: September 29, 1950

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Somebody walking over my grave”

  • Billy Collins

    Poetry International 10
    “Contemporary”

  • Lisa Combrinck
    Date of Birth: 1967

    Poetry International 7/8
    “The problem with words”

  • Robert Cooperman

    Robert Cooperman was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Barbara Crooker
    Date of Birth: November 21, 1945

    Poetry International 5
    “The Gyre”
    “In The Camargue”

    Poetry International 12
    “Nice”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Nice”

  • Azzurra D’Agostino

    Selections from C​anti di un luogo abbandonato
    Songs of a World Abandoned
    Translations by Kayla Rodney and Janel Spencer

  • Lâm Thị Mỹ Dạ

    Poetry International V
    “Poem for the Year of the Buffalo”

  • Tadeusz Dąbrowski

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Untitled”

  • Jim Daniels

    Poetry International 1
    “Speechless”

  • Keki N. Daruwalla
    Date of Birth: 1937

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Goddess I Am Lonely Now”

  • Mahmoud Darwish

    Poetry International 13/14
    “She Didn’t Come”

    Poetry International Weblog
    She Didn’t Come

  • Glover Davis

    Poetry International V
    “I Wasn’t There”

  • Carl Dennis
    Date of Birth: 1939

    Carl Dennis was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Joanne Diaz

    Joanne Diaz was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Eliseo Diego

    Poetry International 6
    “The Girl In The Forest”

  • Lidija Dimkovska

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Asylum Seekers”

  • James Doyle

    Poetry International 10
    “Leaving the Ceremony”
    “The Magus”

  • Gunnar Ekelöf
    Date of Birth: September 15, 1907

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Poetics”

  • Israel Emiot

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Prayer of a Man in Snow”
    “Untitled”
    “A Prayer in Nineteen Forty-Three”

  • Peter Fallon

    Poetry International 7/8
    “The Blaskets”

  • Yulia Fintiktikova

    “How We Will Live: A Manifesto”
    “The Planetary Crisis”
    “The Moutherland Oration”
    “Creature”

  • Carolyn Forché
    Date of Birth: April 28. 1950

    Poetry International Weblog
    “A Poet Among Us”

  • Katie Ford

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Earth”

  • Carol Frost

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Alias City”

  • David Gewanter

    Poetry International 22/23
    “‘Second Eden'”

  • Gemma Gorga

    Poetry International 22/23
    “[It could be just this…]

  • Taylor Graham

    Taylor Graham was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Garth Greenwell

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Teaching Paradise Lost”

  • Jay Griswold

    Poetry International 6
    “Feet”

  • Jeff Halbert

    Jeff Halbert was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Nancy Hall James

    Nancy Hall James was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Charles Harper Webb

    Charles Harper Webb was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Raza Ali Hasan

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Mourning and Other Activities”

  • Seamus Heaney
    Date of Birth: April 13, 1939

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Tankas For Toraiwa”

  • Anita Heiss
    Date of Birth: 1968

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Sorry”

  • Nancy A. Henry

    Poetry International 6
    “Angelus”
    “Lingua”

  • Bob Hicok

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Left to My Own Devices”
    “Psalm of Filling the Rental Car”

  • Edward Hirsch

    Poetry International 22/23
    “I Was Never Able to Pray”

  • Li Ho

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Openly Worrying Song”

  • James Hoch
    Date of Birth: 1967

    James Hoch was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Joan Houlihan
    Date of Birth: 1951

    Joan Houlihan was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Tone Hødnebø

    NOT the whispering branch,
    Nor the cool wind
    Nor the weak heart

    But a voice saying: go

  • Harold Jaffe

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Untouched”

  • Fayad Jamís

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Rain”

  • Christopher Janke

    Poetry International 6
    “Anniversary”

  • Victor Jara

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Prayer to a Farm Worker”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Prayer to a Farm Worker”

  • Jill Jones
    Date of Birth: 1951

    Poetry International 7/8
    “A Warm Day”

  • Hédi Kaddour
    Date of Birth: July 1, 1945

    Hédi Kaddour is a Tunisia-born French poet. His work, translated by Marilyn Hacket, was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Franz Kafka

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Leopards in the Temple”

  • Kerry Shawn Keys

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Almost Invisible”

  • Mimi Khalvati
    Date of Birth: 1944

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Come Close”
    “Overblown Roses”

  • Marianna Kiyanovska

    from Babyn Yar

  • Ron Koertge

    Poetry International 1
    “A Man from Mars”

  • Julian Kornhauser

    Poetry International 10
    “Children”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Children”

  • Lý Lan

    Poetry International V
    “Women Writers”

  • Jan Lee Ande

    Jan Lee Ande was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Carmelia Leonte

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Murmur”

  • Larry Levis
    Date of Birth: September 30, 1946

    Larry Levis was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Deena Linett

    Poetry International 6
    “Inlet, Duluth”

  • Cvetka Lipuš

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Still lifes with one or more persons”

  • Ghérasim Luca
    Date of Birth: July 23, 1913

    Poetry International 151/6
    “Other Secrets of the Empty and the Full”

  • Suzanne Lummis
    Date of Birth: September 13, 1951

    Suzanne Lummis is a Los Angeles-based poet featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Ly Hoàng Ly

    Poetry International V
    “Night Train”

  • Sarah Maclay

    Sarah Maclay was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.
    “Uterus”
    “Yard Work”

  • Nick Makoha

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Stone”

  • Ashley Makue

    Poetry International 22/23
    “peace offering”

  • Osip Mandelstam

    Poetry International 18/19
    “And I Was Alive”
    “Black Candle”

  • Patrick Mangeni

    Poetry International 7/8
    “The Road”

  • Marie Marandola

    Poetry International 22/23
    “How to Say I Love You”

  • Renato Martinez

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Things”

  • Holaday Mason

    Poetry International 6
    “The Edge of the World”

  • John Mateer
    Date of Birth: 1971

    Poetry International 7/8
    “The Rock”

  • William Matthews

    Poetry International 9
    “Sad Stories Told in Bars: The Reader’s Digest Version”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Sad Stories Told in Bars: The Reader’s Digest Version”

  • Jane Mead
    Date of Birth: August 13, 1958

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Solids and Non-Solids”

  • Dunya Mikhail
    Date of Birth: 1965

    Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi-American poet. Her work was translated by Liz Winslow in Volume V of Poetry International.

    Poetry International Weblog
    “The War Works Hard”

  • Rivka Miriam
    Date of Birth: February 10, 1952

    Poetry International 15/16
    “When my Father Died my Forehead Died”

  • Gabriela Mistral

    Poetry International 13/14
    “To See Him Again”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “To See Him Again”

  • Rebecca Mitchell

    Poetry International 6
    “A Woman in Three Volumes”

  • Eugenio Montale
    Date of Birth: October 12, 1896

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Xenia”

  • Mervyn Morris
    Date of Birth: February 21, 1937

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Heritage”

  • David Mura
    Date of Birth: 1952

    David Mura was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Leonard Nathan
    Date of Birth: November 8, 1924

    Leonard Nathan was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Pablo Neruda
    Date of Birth: July 12, 1904

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Verb”
    “The Heavenly Poets “

  • Thahn Nguyên

    Poetry International V
    “My Stepmother”

  • Thanh Nguyên

    Poetry International V
    “My Stepmother”

  • Ỳ Nhi

    Poetry International V
    “Gifts”
    “The Soldier”

  • Tal Nitzän

    Poetry International 22/23
    “[The truth and I are flatmates]”

  • James Norcliffe

    Poetry International 10
    “the issue of euthanasia”

  • Ed Ochester
    Date of Birth: September 15, 1939

    Ed Ochester was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • John Olivares Espinoza
    Date of Birth: 1978

    John Olivares Espinoza was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Steinar Opstad

    I was not the sick but the prophet
    And I was not the prophet
    But the twofold person
    Who held his hands in front of him
    Now and then someone stroked my arms
    It was my mother and my father and they smiled
    Because inside my eyelids a congregation stood ready
    To lay me down or lift me up

  • Gaspar Orozco

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Film Viewed on Coney Island”

  • Alicia Ostriker

    Poetry International 13/14
    “A Prisoner”

    Poetry International 15/16
    “The Husband”

  • Sigurdur Pálsson

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Wild Youth”

  • Nicanor Parra

    Poetry International Weblog
    “The Pilgrim”
    “The Tablets”

  • Linda Pastan

    Poetry International 1
    “Woman Holding a Balance”

  • Octavio Paz

    Poetry International 6
    “Wind, Water, Rock”

  • Dạ Thảo Phương

    Poetry International V
    “Meadow”

  • D.A. Powell
    Date of Birth: May 16, 1963

    Poetry International Weblog
    “unfortunately typical song lyric”

  • Charles W. Pratt

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Holding My Breath”

  • Qiu Qixian

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Song of Love”

  • Salvatore Quasimodo

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Solo”

  • Remi Raji
    Date of Birth: 1961

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Forty Full Seasons Gone Like Yesterday”

  • John Randolph Carter

    Her Lap  I’m complaining again about the time my mother went to France and left me alone with the stewardess. I was only ten but she made me feel like…

  • Adrienne Rich
    Date of Birth: May 16, 1929

    Adrienne Rich was featured in Volume V on Poetry International.

  • Susan Rich

    Poetry International 11
    “The Women Of Kismayo”

    Poetry International Weblog
    “The Women Of Kismayo”

  • Yannis Ritsos

    Poetry International 18/19
    “A Small Poem”

  • Len Roberts
    Date of Birth: March 13, 1947

    Len Roberts was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Geri Rosenzweig

    Poetry International 6
    “The Near Side of Language”

  • Tomaž Šalamun
    Date of Birth: July 4, 1941

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Equations of Daffodil”

  • Luis Omar Salinas
    Date of Birth: June 24, 1937

    Poetry International 7/8
    “My Gentle Dog”

  • Vicky Santiestesban

    Poetry International 22/23
    “The Heat Is”

  • M. A. Schaffner

    Poetry International 6
    “Assisted Living”

  • Charif Sanahan

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Self-Portrait in Black and White”

  • Lola Shoneyin
    Date of Birth: February 26, 1974

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Sell-By Date”

  • Zhang Shuguang

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Snow”

  • Daniel Simko
    Date of Birth: 1959

    Poetry International Online
    “TESTIMONY”
    ‘PRAYER”
    “THE ARRIVAL”

  • Daniel Simon

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Lumpen Literati”

  • Leonardo Sinisgalli
    Date of Birth: March 9, 1908

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Old Grief”

  • Tracy K. Smith

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Field Guide”

  • Ikkyū Sōjun

    Poetry International 18/19
    “from a love note to a brothel”

  • Göran Sonnevi

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Poems Without Order”

  • Elizabeth Spires

    Poetry International 18/19
    “My Daughter”

  • Aleš Šteger
    Date of Birth: May 31, 1973

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Bread”
    “Raisins”

  • J. Hope Stein

    Poetry International 22/23
    “[March 5, 1878]”
    Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through Your Nose: A Book of Poems
    “Just Married”
    “Home Movie”
    “Chicken”
    “Sometimes I Hear Husband”

  • Gerald Stern
    Date of Birth: February 22, 1925

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Donkey”

  • Ruth Stone
    Date of Birth: June 8, 1915

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Consider”

    Poetry International 15/16
    “Untitled”

  • Alison Stone

    Poetry International 6
    “Haiku”

  • Virgil Suárez
    Date of Birth: 1962

    Virgil Suárez is a Cuban-American poet featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Lò Ngân Sún

    Poetry International V
    “Beautiful Woman”
    “Standing Before You”

  • Terese Svoboda
    Date of Birth: 1950

    Terese Svoboda was featured in Volume V of Poetry International

  • Jorge Teillier

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Farewell to the Führer”

  • Maria Garcia Teutsch

    Poetry International 22/23
    “Headlines from the United States”

  • Nguyen Quang Thieu

    Poetry International 1
    “Eleven Parts of Feeling” (Translated by Martha Collins

  • Joseph Thomas

    Poetry International 22/23
    “A Love Song”

  • Phan Huyen Thền Thư

    Poetry International V
    “Lap Zuy”

  • Marina Tsvetaeva
    Date of Birth: October 8, 1892

    Poetry International 15/16
    “I know the truth”

  • Mariana Tsvetayeva
    Date of Birth: October 8, 1892

    Mariana Tsvetayeva was one of the most gifted Russia poets of the first half of the twentieth century. Her work, translated by Vittoria Bradshaw, was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Giuseppe Ungaretti
    Date of Birth: 1888

    Giuseppe Ungaretti was an Egypt-born Italian poet. His work was translated by Gilbert Wesley Purdy in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Lee Upton

    Poetry International 6
    “What Separates Us from the Humans”

  • Jean Valentine
    Date of Birth: April 27, 1934

    Poetry International 13/14
    “Earth and the Librarian”

    Poetry International Weblog

  • Alissa Valles

    Poetry International 18/19
    “Two Gods”

  • Orhan Veli
    Date of Birth: April 13, 1914

    Poetry International 15/16
    “My Gold-Toothed One”
    “Reply”

  • Derek Walcott
    Date of Birth: January 23, 1930

    Poetry International Weblog
    “Homecoming: Anse La Raye”

  • Ronald Wallace

    Poetry International 1
    “Dogs”

  • Bruce Weigl
    Date of Birth: January 27, 1949

    Bruce Weigl was feature in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Holly Welker

    Poetry International 10
    “An Ordinary Life”

  • Herb Wharton
    Date of Birth: 1936

    Poetry International 7/8
    “Cross Roads”

  • Mary Winters

    Mary Winters was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.

  • Liao Yiwu

    Poetry International 20/21
    “Discussing Death with Death Row Inmates”

  • Saadi Youssef
    Date of Birth: 1933

    Saadi Youssef’s work was translated by Khaled Mattawa for Volume V of Poetry International.