Poetry Winner Barbara Black

May 11, 2017 by

microconundrums   unheard music you swallowed a songbird its beak stuck on the same wrong note this is no time for minor...

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Poetry Finalist Sharon Black

May 10, 2017 by

  Painting   We don’t talk about the subject, its tilted head, the fat comma of its body swelling out of the frame. In the...

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Poetry Finalist Angela Stubbs

May 9, 2017 by

  I’m an Expert at Confessions   I’d love to steal one of your brother’s vintage cars and go for a spin. If I said come...

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Poetry Finalist Iris Dunkle

May 8, 2017 by

  Charmian London Meets Harry Houdini That the heart is not shaped like a trick box though velvet-tongued, though bottomed with...

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Angela Stubbs’ Poetry

Apr 10, 2017 by

  Feedback of Desire   I want to crack an egg on your ass, fix your chipped nail polish, read those poems you never...

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Tyrell Collins’ Poetry

Mar 8, 2017 by

  Divine   I stand by the seafront, The sky is— An elastic band of colors. I listen from the Quercus Virginiana[1] The...

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Shelley Tracey’s Poetry

Jan 9, 2017 by

Admission   Approaching you uncertainly, not expecting an admission through a wedge of gates fanged by steel wire.  ...

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Kath Jonathan’s Poetry

Nov 15, 2016 by

Without You   I’ve loved you between these bars for too long. Inside my cheek I’ve scratched a scar for you. Soon I’ll forget...

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Robin Susanto’s Poetry

Nov 10, 2016 by

SONG AND FOG   You told me rain was shelter, the mist on our lashes was stars, love grew on trees, and there was Summer under...

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Hayley Antolos’ Poetry

Nov 7, 2016 by

X   You know how to find them, my involuntary smiles. Tracing routes with your words over maps I keep to myself, somehow still...

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Don O’Cull’s Poetry

Nov 2, 2016 by

Delirium   Our sobriety faded, we kissed under the canopy of loud sad songs, in the saucebox of the bar, between a dim flux of...

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Lauren Suchenski’s Poetr...

Oct 31, 2016 by

I Hate That Trite Resolution   I hate your hand on the trigger pulling these cliches towards us with a firm, magnet grasp I know...

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Daniela Elza’s Poetry

Oct 29, 2016 by

their thin mouths   I slip through time sideways straightening up                   the dark.   a note           a...

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Poetry Finalist Heather McNaug...

Aug 30, 2016 by

The Breakup I said, more loudly this time, “We’re breaking up,” then the line went dead, or the signal cut out—what do you say now,...

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Poetry Finalist Addison Peacoc...

Aug 13, 2016 by

Love Does Not Look Good on Me   Love has never blinded me, But it doesn’t quite match my eyes. And I hate the idea of a naked...

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Poetry Finalist Kathlyn Meyer

Aug 12, 2016 by

  Ragdoll   She was physically rich. When she walked all hunker, swagger she could hear “mm-mm” a block before and after....

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Poetry Finalist Pamela Dillon

Jul 16, 2016 by

She Went to Dance   Oh, Fata Morgana, from my eye to the long line of the horizon I see you. Everything ripples in this desert...

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Magdalena Wolak for Poetry

Jun 30, 2016 by

kintsugi                         I read about disorders and stars    ...

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Mary Hennessy’s Poetry

May 4, 2016 by

How to Get There from Here   Your Ava Gardner mama alive, juggling penny-wrappers and jars of peanut butter—Auntie Mame in a...

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Amber Johnson’s Poetry

Apr 5, 2016 by

i’m trapped   i can feel it, the edge of eternity presses against the soul of me like your chest to my cheek & i know there...

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William Ste. Marie’s Poe...

Mar 30, 2016 by

Possessions   Not everything like a stomach ache, Only things that I didn’t know about, the things I couldn’t look for. Not...

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Mia Romero’s Poetry

Mar 21, 2016 by

One Night   i wake up with a start. i’ve been in a timeless deep, except i was always aware of you lying beside me and i’ve kept...

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Dorothy Swoope’s Dinner ...

Feb 14, 2016 by

Sweet Valentine:   At the piano you play chords of magic and mystery and maybe even a little hope. I feel the essence of this...

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William Ste. Marie’s For...

Feb 13, 2016 by

Secret Valentine: We must never tell of  a long ride home  and how you said you were born in two places at once. We must never speak ...

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Karen McDermott’s Bored ...

Feb 10, 2016 by

Sad Valentine:   driving on our first date look what a green fire hydrant they’re usually red   Huh, I said  ...

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Kaye Linden’s Poetry

Jan 26, 2016 by

How Can A Woman? Pale pink, but the slender cartridge and shiny, slimy sensual lip slicker vaseline-quality of the new lipstick...

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Aaron Poochigian’s Poetr...

Dec 17, 2015 by

Song: Defiantly of Love Meet her at Grand Central Station and walk her down under the bridge where the wild kids play in the street...

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Linda Rui Feng’s Poetry

Nov 6, 2015 by

Presidio: There to love the afternoon is to love in the afternoon. The colors are not the colors of flowers but of stones. You follow...

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