I am happy to recommend The Paris-American, an innovative online magazine and reading series founded by poet C. L. O’Dell in 2012. Every week, a single poet’s work is featured on the website, presenting the poems randomly throughout the week. The website is elegant and easy to navigate, and the poems published are consistently wonderful. The Paris-American reading series is held annually at Poets House in NYC. I find it especially exciting that these readings feature emerging poets alongside well-established ones. The 2013 reading will take place on April 26 when the readers will be Roger Reeves, Christopher Kondrich, Matthew Zapruder, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
*Throughout Poetry Month 32 Poems will use this space to praise presses, journals, and readings series that bring poetry to us in a special way. Our hope is that we can point new fans in their direction and publicly thank editors and curators for their work. Check in with us again tomorrow for another poet’s recommendation.
Chloe Honum is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Southern Review, The Journal, and elsewhere. Find her online at www.chloehonum.com.