Poetry roundup

June 28th, 2012

Some of the favorites I’ve stumbled across this week:

Hunger” – this sestina by Sandra Beasley blows my mind.

I can’t remember how I first became aware of Saeed Jones, but his poem “Thallium” in Blackbird should give a clue as to why I’ve kept my eye on him since he first popped up on my radar.

The Mechanical Home Care Bed” by April Ossmann in Valparaiso Poetry Review spoke to me especially this week.

Did you know that The Missouri Review posts a poem of the week? You can click on the “Poem of the Week” link on the bottom of their homepage each week for a new poem, introduced with an author’s statement. Check out this week’s poem, “Paracusia” by Steve Gehrke.

Enjoy, and if you’ve read something this week you want to share, drop a line in the comments; links to online works are always welcome. Happy reading!