Summary: "Expanding on the popular podcast of the same name from On Being Studios, Poetry Unbound offers immersive reflections on fifty powerful poems. In the tumult of our contemporary moment, poetry has emerged as an inviting, consoling outlet with a unique power to move and connect us, to inspire fury, tears, joy, laughter, and surprise. This generous anthology pairs fifty illuminating poems with poet and podcast host Pádraig Ó Tuama's appealing, unhurried reflections. With keen insight and warm personal anecdotes, Ó Tuama considers each poem's artistry and explores how its meaning can reach into our own lives"--Provided by publisher.
Introduction / Pádraig Ó Tuama -- Wonder woman / Ada Limón -- Book of genesis / Kei Miller -- Phase one / Dilruba Ahmed -- A portable paradise / Roger Robinson -- Worm / Gail McConnell -- Wishing well / Gregory Pardlo -- All my friends are finding new beliefs / Christian Wiman -- Don't miss out! Book right now for the journey of a lifetime! / Imtiaz Dharker -- A blessing / James Wright -- The word / Zaffar Kunial -- Bullshit / Vahni (Anthony) Capildeo -- Some things I like / Lemn Sissay -- Say my name / Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi -- Miscegenation / Natasha Trethewey -- Reporting back to Queen Isabella / Lorna Goodison -- When you say 'protestors' instead of protectors / No'u Revilla -- We lived happily during the war / Ilya Kaminsky -- Writing the camp / Yousif M. Qasmiyeh -- Battlegrounds / Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo -- [Whereas my eyes land on the shoreline] / Layli Long Soldier -- Miami airport / Raymond Antrobus -- Kulila / Ali Cobby Eckermann -- reconciliation / Jónína Kirton -- All bread / Margaret Atwood -- Prayer / Faisal Mohyuddin -- from The book of hours / Rainer Maria Rilke (trans. Mark S. Burrows) -- How prayer works / Kaveh Akbar -- Of course she looked back / Natalie Diaz -- After the goose that rose like the god of geese / Martín Espada -- My mother's body / Marie Howe -- Father / Carlos Andrés Gómez -- Man and boy / Patience Agbabi -- On receiving father at JFK after his long flight from Kashmir / Rafiq Kathwari -- Essay on reentry / Reginald Dwayne Betts -- Married love / Kathleen Flenniken -- Exorcism / Freeport / Richard Georges -- 22: La Bota / Esteban Rodríguez -- In Leticia's kitchen drawer / Peggy Robles-Alvarado -- When we were 13, Jeff's father left the needle down on a Journey record before leaving the house one morning and never coming back / Hanif Abdurraqib -- Leaving early / Leanne O'Sullivan -- Seventh circle of Earth / Ocean Vuong -- Song / Tracy K. Smith -- Coconut oil / Roshni Goyate -- The place where we are right / Yehuda Amichai (trans. Stephen Mitchell) -- What you missed that day you were absent from fourth grade / Brad Aaron Modlin -- Life drawing / R.A. Villanueva -- Consider the hands that write this letter / Aracelis Girmay -- Living in the past / Joy Ladin -- On listening to your teacher take attendance / Aimee Nezhukumatathil -- Bioluminescence / Paul Tran.
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