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Published: Thu Apr 30 2020
Welcome to the Virtual Launch of AGNI 91—Poetry Edition

Welcome to the AGNI 91 poetry launch! (There’s also an all-genre page and a page of videos by our editors.)

We’re excited to present the first issue that we edited together as part of the newly expanded masthead. Early in our editorial process, it became clear that we shared a mutual understanding: we valued poetry written by poets from all walks of life, and, perhaps more important, we were sensitive to poems that energized us through a speaker’s use of rhythm, form, and imagination. Wide-ranging in aesthetic and theme, the poems and translations in AGNI 91 are committed to a singular music and an essential vision that arrive like visitations across time and distance from one solitude to another. We are honored and delighted to build a doorway for this gathering.

—The Poetry Editors

AGNI 91‘s full roster of poetry is available online for the next three months. Please know that, as always, this issue lives first and best in print. Buying it is just one of the ways you can support our work.

 

Benjamin S. Grossberg’s poem “In the Late Days of the Republic

 

Katherine Fallon’s poem “Glacial

 

Heather Sellers’s poem “Accidental Practitioners

 

Anya Silvers’s poem “To the Poet

 

Alice Pettway’s poems “The Dead of Winter” and “Sacrifice

 

Will Cordeiro’s poem “Unregenerate Pastoral

 

Cynthia Manick’s poem “There Are No Unsacred Spaces

 

Gina Franco’s poem “We Want Everything of Value to Be Eternal

 

Kate Li’s poem “As Relic, As Remnant

 

Jaz Sufi’s poem “Every Part of the Animal****”

 

Dawn Tripp’s poems “Looking for Arrowheads,” “The Gate,” and “Night in August

 

Christine Gosnay’s poem “I Can’t Remain Here

 

Leslie Sainz’s poems “Mal de Ojo” and “Sonnet for Obatala

 

Laura Villareal’s poem “Mother // Monster

 

Mairead Small Staid’s poems “Demeter, Midwinter” and “Watching the Eclipse with Weldon Kees

 

Sasha West’s poem “The Long Emergency

 

Glenn Shaheen’s poem “Generation Loss

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Alen Hamza’s poem “Action at a Distance

 

Steven Sanchez’s poem “Ode to Syphilis

 

Emily Mohn-Slate’s poem “People at Yellow Lights Scrolling

 

Benjamin Gucciardi’s poems “Outside Tallahassee” and “The Invisible Hand Knocks Twice

 

D. Nurkse’s poem “Our Defeat

 

Jackie Craven’s poem “Under a Calder Mobile, August 1959

 

Mervyn Seivwright’s “Manhood’s Gambit” and “Chess Piece Patterns

 

Jay Wickersham’s poem “My Great-Grandfather’s Chair

 

Richard Tillinghast’s poem “Early Church

 

**Sandra McPherson’s poem “Class Art / Art Class: Sutter Psych Hospital****”

 

Colin Channer’s poems “The Fat Man Spoke of Fish” and “The Fixed Mutability of Things

 

Armen Davoudian’s “Aubade

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s poem “Wanderer’s Night Song (II),” translated by James Richardson

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