What Sparks Poetry is a serialized feature in which we invite poets to explore experiences and ideas that spark new poems.

In Books We’ve Loved, we asked our editorial board members and select guest editors to reflect on a book that has been particularly meaningful to them in the last year, with the intention of creating a list of book recommendations for our valued readers.

Tiana Nobile on A. Van Jordan's <em>M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A: Poems</em>
Photo: Tiana Nobile
Forrest Gander & Katie Holten
whipplevine punctured by               snags and deadfall and sorrel
Ana Božičević
I took on faith As the first planes Flew overhead
Will Alexander
as magical utterance as roughage self-specified in opening form onto random scholarly dust thus asking myself the one-line equation of how astonishment boils
Eleni Sikelianos
for dream. Then I remembered language is a lingering we keep hoping will draw up exigence like water      from a well, metal...

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