Next Line, Please

Each week, our readers contribute a new line of verse—or a completed poem—in collaboration with a renowned poet.



A Valediction, Forbidding Mourning

Poetry Noir

Get Hurt—or Go Back to Work

Chalk outline of a body

Starting With the End

Two rings

The Marriage Equation

A picture of a statue of a man standing on a globe

Patricians and Peasants

Two birds on a wire

Updike on Couples

Person walking down stairs, black and white photo

Nine-Line Stanzas

Black and white "walk" sign


A Sonnet Is Ample Space

Close-up, macro shot of a bloody knife

“If history can teach us anything …”

Red mailbox

“A Letter is a Joy of Earth”

Old fashioned mailbox that says LETTERS

Read Emily’s Mind

A black and white photograph of a subway car

Poetic Metamorphosis

The Love Poem in an Unromantic Age

Questions and Echoes

Why Not?

A New Genre


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