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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Kim Echlin on Love and Death

Jun 29, 2017 by

We wanted author Kim Echlin’s thoughts on ‘Love and Death,’ as both figure so prominently in her work. Master...

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Talk to Me #12: David Layton

Jun 25, 2017 by

Where you learned to love. I imagine that love, like all our other emotions, is an instinct we are born with, but learning how to...

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2017 Poetry Contest Shortlist

May 4, 2017 by

  Congratulations to our shortlisted poets! Starting Monday we will publish a finalist a day (in no particular order as we are...

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From Leslie Shimotakahara’s No...

Apr 10, 2017 by

  After the Bloom   The Desert, 1943   At first, he faded into the mountain’s shadow. Lily’s eyes played tricks on...

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