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The American Political Sestina

Alexandra Umlas Rattle
Poet Alexandra Umlas uses the subtle form, a sestina, to convey the tenuous substance of American political poetry.


Noon in a three star restaurant

Marge Piercy Chiron Review
“He does not represent us,” writes poet Marge Piercy about the misogynist Senator, but knows the “clichés that light up brains.”


Sonnet for Desiree

Shane McCrae Love's Executive Order
It’s no joking matter, really. as poet Shane McCrae breaks the scam wherein certain members of the current administration deny the obvious.



John Paul Davis Rattle
New York poet John Paul Davis reflects on the multitude of political candidates, their promises, their lies.



Charlotte Muse
It’s the opposite of attention deficit disorder, observes poet Charlotte Muse; we inhabit “a cloud of mosquitoes,” while the other guy gets richer, stronger.


Operating on the Body Politic

Philip Fried Dispatches from the Poetry Wars
New York poet Philip Fried makes a diagnosis of brain damage to explain the body politic of a certain politician with orange hair.


Bad Election

Jennifer Michael Hecht American Poetry Review
How bad is bad? asks the poet Jennifer Michael Hecht, in this wrenching ballad of worse to worst.
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