"Every last one of us is someone else's Outsider," Al Young says in the introductory notes for this collection. The poets Lucille Clifton, Mark Doty, Joy Harjo, Maxine Kumin, and Stanley Kunitz, among others, address the guises of alienation and loneliness and celebrate the stranger in society.


Edited by Laure-Anne Bosselaar


  • Legacy, Runner-up, Tupelo Quarterly 3 Poetry Contest 2014

  • The Binding, Honorable Mention, Paterson Literary Review (forthcoming)

  • “The Alter-place,” an interview with Bruce Smith, American Poetry Review

  • “A Pandemonium to Hone Your Hearing,” an interview with Patrick Rosal, American Poetry Review