2018 brought with it a lot of great poetry. Some revisited older forms or older stories to create something vital and new, while others took bold risks with language in order to illuminate aspects of the present sociopolitical condition. Whether they were causing us to rethink the quotidian or leading us to unexpected places, here are some of our favorite examples of verse that emerged this year.
In our afternoon reading: new fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, new poetry by Natalie Eilbert, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Diana Arterian and Natalie Eilbert in conversation, a review of a recent Shellac show, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Natalie Eilbert’s new book, new writing from Chiwan Choi and Lance Olsen, and much more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Chibundu Onuzo’s new novel, an interview with Shy Watson, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Leesa Cross-Smith, new writing by Natalie Eilbert, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Terese Marie Mailhot, new writing by Natalie Eilbert, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Ann Quin and Natalie Eilbert, exploring the music of Ty Segall, and more.