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Stigmatas: An Audio Poem on First Love

“Oh, to be young and feel love’s keen sting!” said Albus Dumbledore once and we’re fairly certain that everyone exchanges knowing looks with their friends when they hear these nine, incredibly relatable words spoken out loud. But have you ever … Continue reading

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That village that on maps, is nothing but empty space…

At Artful Dodge, we love celebrating the places we’ve come from, the places we’ve been to, and the places that have made us who we are. Almost all of the work we publish carry in them this “sense of place,” … Continue reading

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Agitprop, and Other Words You Didn’t Know

When I first heard that poems by Prof. Bourne, founder and editor-in-chief of our beloved Artful Dodge, were going to be featured in Salmagundi‘s anniversary issue, I felt a bunch of different feelings. Excited, proud, and inspired were a few … Continue reading

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Shh…Here’s a Sneak Peak into Our Newest Issue!

A special sneak peak into Artful Dodge’s new issue. Listen to Joshua Flaccavento reading poem “To Delete, Press Seven,” winner of AWP Intro Journal Awards 2015 and published in the newest Artful Dodge volume! Continue reading

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When You Leave You Turn and Wave…

Continuing with my project of unearthing old gems from the Dodge’s back issues, today I present you with a beautiful piece of poetry penned by the late William Stafford, as it appeared in Artful Dodge 18/19 (or the year 1990, if that … Continue reading

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I am an Ostrich

The very first issue of Artful Dodge was published in January 1979 by our beloved editor-in-chief Daniel Bourne in Bloomington, Indiana and during my first summer as his editorial assistant, I was not only given the responsibility to digitally archive … Continue reading

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Literary Cats and Ailurophile Authors

For some unknown reason, good or bad, literary types have often been associated with the loving of cats. Not that dogs, birds, and the occasional fish haven’t been featured in classic and modern literature, but literary cats seem to carry … Continue reading

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Trash People, Korean Poetry

Yi Yon-Ju made her literary debut in a Korean journal called World of Writers (Chakga ui sekye) in 1991. One of the nine poems published there was “Family Photo.” The same year, Yi’s first book of poetry, A Night Market Where There Are Prostitutes (Maeumnyo … Continue reading

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Three Bengali Women Poets of Kolkata

Read this beautiful piece by Debarati Mehta, translated from the Bengali by Carolyne Wright, as it appeared in Artful Dodge 46/47: The Absolute Artist From the lotus pond’s edge, the calming lake, he brought clay. Straining drop by drop the Subarnarekha’s … Continue reading

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From Artful Dodge 44/45:

Venus Khoury-Ghata was born in Lebanon and got driven into writing after the tragedy of her brother, an apprentice poet she lost to his drug addiction and his hospital’s electroshock treatments. Now an established poet and novelist, Venus writes to keep … Continue reading

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