Poem & Song of the Month

June 2023: Allen Ginsberg’s “Wales Visitation” & Black Sabbath’s “Into the Void”
May 2023: Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish” & Swingin’ Utters’ “Brand New Lungs”
April 2023: Carl Phillips’s “Blurry Finally in Too Soon Each of Us” & Judas Priest’s “One for the Road”
March 2023: Yi Sang’s “Poem No. 2” & The Doors’ “Maggie M’Gill”
February 2023: Terrance Hayes’s “You don’t seem to want it, but you wanted it” & Van Halen’s “Get Up”
January 2023: Robert Bly’s “The Teapot” & The Gaslight Anthem’s “Handwritten”
December 2022: William Blake’s “The Crystal Cabinet” & Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me”
November 2022: Wanda Coleman’s “They Came Knocking on My Door at 7 A.M.” & Anthrax’s “Random Acts of Senseless Violence”
October 2022: John Murillo’s “On Confessionalism” & Deftones’ “Knife Prty”
September 2022: Emily Dickinson’s “1508” & Lou Reed’s “Vicious”
August 2022: D.A. Powell’s “End of Days” & Alice in Chains’ “Rooster”
April 2022: Audre Lorde’s “Woman” & Rancid’s “Ruby Soho”
March 2022: Gregory Pardlo’s “Written By Himself” & Kendrick Lamar’s “i”
February 2022: Major Jackson’s “Visitation” & Melvins’ “The Water Glass”
January 2022: James Wright’s “To a Fugitive” & Every Time I Die’s “AWOL”
December 2021: Nick Flynn’s “Inside Nothing” & Sleater-Kinney’s “Down the Line”
November 2021: Adrienne Rich’s “The Observer” & Nirvana’s “Breed”
October 2021: Anis Shivani’s “Controlled Demolition” & Slayer’s “Raining Blood”
September 2021: Kaveh Akbar’s “Rimrock” & Foo Fighters’ “Shame Shame”
August 2021: Charles Bukowski’s “This” & Pantera’s “A New Level”
July 2021: Sharon Olds’s “Ode to Dirt” & Bad Religion’s “Against the Grain”
June 2021: Donald Hall’s “The Long River” & The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah”
May 2021: Eavan Boland’s “The Just Use of Figures” & Kiss’s “Hard Luck Woman”
April 2021: Adam Zagajewski’s “The Thirties” & NOFX’s “Fuck Euphemism”