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April 8, 2024

Celebrating National Poetry Month

Ocean Vuong, John Ashbery, Claudia Rankine, and more.

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve collected the work of twenty-four of our most beloved poets, all published in Boston Review over the last three decades. 

Poetry
Ocean Vuong
Poetry
Solmaz Sharif
Poetry
John Ashbery
Poetry
Yusef Komunyakaa
Poetry
Jorie Graham
Poetry
Roberto Bolaño
Poetry
Tracy K. Smith
Poetry
Poetry
Fady Joudah
Poetry
Major Jackson
Poetry
Claudia Rankine
Poetry
Don Mee Choi
Poetry
Terrance Hayes
Poetry
Primo Levi
Poetry
Cathy Park Hong
Poetry
James Tate
Poetry
Charles Simic
Poetry
Rae Armantrout
Poetry
Juan Felipe Herrera
Poetry
Evie Shockley
Poetry
Mary Ruefle
Poetry
Anne Carson
Poetry
Wisława Szymborska

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Robin D. G. Kelley
Poetry

Before I left him /
on his deathbed, my father used to say 
the ice is breathing: this quivering song 
of things once-broken, mending. /
This song of them breaking again.

Nick Martino
Poetry

You can say my mother didn’t know jack
           about no line breaks, but she’ll tell you
that one thing leads to another; and violence
           and love can happen all at once.

Eugene Gloria

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