From Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s Me...

Sep 14, 2017 by

RUN, GERALD, RUN   From the knees up, Gerald was the cutest boy I’d ever seen. California Surfer Boy cute. Blue eyes. Unruly...

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Sara Backer’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Too This, Too That   At the party fire pit, he banters with women he has known since college. Funk from big speakers, eggplant...

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Stella Carruthers’ Poetr...

Sep 14, 2017 by

A First Taste of Rainbow   If he was yellow he dripped buttercups, pinches of kowhai seeds, pages of highlighted notes. Ideas to...

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Salena Casha’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

I Want to See Myself the Way a Lover Does   I want to see the sheet slide off whitened skin at the tug of an invisible hand down...

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Laura Cok’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Early Days   We haven’t even told each other yet. It’s something like a still unspoken bet, whose horse will be the first to...

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Vivian DeRosa’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Love Poem for Someone I Have Not Yet Met   1. I trust that your hands will be the books I’ve reread so often the spine has...

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Neil Griffin’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

Field Season: Waiting out the Storm   Outside the jungle’s green lungs heave tubercular slicking the walls of our nylon cell...

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Mohja Kahf’s Poetry

Sep 14, 2017 by

The Body’s Aramaic   Flesh groans with memory of its ancient language, phrases cried at the parting of the birth canal of the...

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Talk to Me #13: Joanne Vannico...

Sep 12, 2017 by

When you learned to love. I was a child in love with tap shoes, music, my dance teacher, my animals, and my siblings—deeply important...

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From Joanne Vannicola’s Memoir...

Jun 29, 2017 by

Walking Through Glass   I never knew what condition she would be in when I arrived at the hospital: if she would be lucid,...

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Michael Mau’s Fiction

Jun 29, 2017 by

A Prayer to My Daughter   When you are gone, please don’t go to heaven. Don’t rise up out of your body and sprout wings and play...

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Erin Armstrong’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

The Red Crane   When you move through the world of indecision, it is easy to forget what you already knew: The red crane...

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Pamela Dillon’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

The Winter Morning (With apologies to Mary Oliver)   Who do you think you are? Who were you before that very last ending? Who...

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Iris Dunkle’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

This is How Jack London Died   The day was overcast, like this one. It was November after all and the sky held its breath like a...

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Jane Morgan’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

Little One   You are unclouded hope and I am the empty reach of sky. I danced a tiny suit as if it held you, blindly...

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