Poetry
Sonder

Sonder

by Kelly Konya
 
When he speaks of mindfulness and writes it off— / prayer is better suited but for what?— / I can tell he believes it, fathoms it clearly.
Take Five With Roy White

Take Five With Roy White

We discovered the joy of Roy White’s poetry at our sister magazine, The Lascaux Review, where his piece “Improv” snatched the air from our lungs.
Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Until you perceive the extreme loneliness of flannel, / And rub your hands on the paint smacked brick walls
southern gothic

southern gothic

by RC deWinter
 
your mother’s gardenias still bloom / on the blue porch with the faded bench
Three Poems by Brad Garber

Three Poems by Brad Garber

The brains sat in the circle, surrounded by string. I can’t tell you what they were thinking, being one of them.
Magdalena

Magdalena

by Mark Fitzpatrick
 
spike-heels scuffed from the journey through night, / sway down the bitterness of this street
Lakutshon'ilanga

Lakutshon’ilanga

by Brendan Cooney
 
Finding dusk / and crepuscule wanting, / Shakespeare came up with gloaming.
Three Poems by David Lohrey

Three Poems by David Lohrey

Beside the red barn / at an intersection / between today and tomorrow, / a man from Alabama plays the banjo on his knee
Three Poems by John Meyers

Three Poems by John Meyers

A matte black Maserati penetrates East Baltimore / Luke Skywalker Death Star-style, / bombed-out rowhouses speed-blurred / on either side of a cratered street.
Two Poems by David Lohrey

Two Poems by David Lohrey

The Dutch settlers now are / largely forgotten. The Van Burens / and Roosevelts seem almost / quaint,
Two Poems by John Grey

Two Poems by John Grey

Amy has a seizure right / there in the classroom, / dropping to the floor, / writhing like a fish on land.
Reluctant Surrender

Reluctant Surrender

by Joe Balaz
 
If time is truly wun barometer / den most of dese current glitter pops / haven’t sniffed any kine of originality / since da Ice Age
Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Could I remember more of childhood / or its sibling, youth, / I might know what it is about capturing beauty
Three Poems by Charles Kell

Three Poems by Charles Kell

The worn man’s face held up / to a mirror. Turning, he writhes. / Inside is the held thing, which—at / this long distance—he is loathe / to name.
Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

For those who know East Vancouver, Triumph and / Pandora Streets run in parallel.

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