Elizabeth Alexander: Excerpt from “Ars Poetica #1002: Rally” from Crave Radiance:
New and Selected Poems 1990–2010. Copyright © 2005 by Elizabeth Alexander.
Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of
Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, www.graywolfpress.org.
Elizabeth Bishop: Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, llc: Ex-
cerpts from “A Short, Slow Life” from Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke- Box by Eliza-
beth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn. Copyright © 2006 by Alice
Ava Chin: Copyright © 1998 by Ava Chin. “Winter” ﬁrst appeared in A Gathering of
the Tribes and in the spoken word anthology Listen Up!
Lucille Clifton: Excerpt from “blessing the boats” from The Collected Poems of
Lucille Clifton. Copyright © 1991 by Lucille Clifton. Reprinted with the permis-
sion of The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of bOA Editions Ltd., www
Kimiko Hahn: Excerpt from “Revolutions.” Reprinted from Earshot © 1992 by
Kimiko Hahn, by permission of Hanging Loose Press.
Joan Larkin: Excerpt from “Tough- Love Music.” Reprinted from My Body: New and
Selected Poems © 2007 by Joan Larkin, by permission of Hanging Loose Press.
Dorianne Laux: Excerpt from “For the Sake of Strangers” from What We Carry.
Copyright © 1994 by Dorianne Laux. Reprinted with the permission of The Per-
missions Company, Inc., on behalf of bOA Editions Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.
Ursula Le Guin: Excerpts from Sixty Odd: New Poems by Ursula Le Guin, © 1998 by
Ursula Le Guin. Reprinted by arrangement with The Permissions Company, Inc.,
on behalf of Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA, www.shambhala.com.
Denise Levertov: Excerpt from Collected Earlier Poems 1940–1960. Copyright © 1957,
1959, 1960, 1961, 1979 by Denise Levertov. Reprinted by permission of New Di-
rections Publishing Corp.
Naomi Shihab Nye: Excerpt from “Messenger” from Fuel. Copyright © 1998 by
Naomi Shihab Nye. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company,
Inc., on behalf of bOA Editions Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.
Grace Paley: Excerpt from “Deﬁnition,” in Begin Again: Collected Poems by Grace