Poetry
Two Poems by J.J. Campbell

Two Poems by J.J. Campbell

wake up in a dreary nuclear afterworld / another murder / another drug bust
Two Poems by g emil reutter

Two Poems by g emil reutter

You climbed to the top of the white pine in the / neighbor’s yard, raised your arms as if you were / Icarus without wax on your wings.
The Planet, the Star, and the Darkness

The Planet, the Star, and the Darkness

by Joan Prusky Glass
 
I am drawing a diagram for my students / explaining that earth orbits the sun
Three Poems by Robert S. King

Three Poems by Robert S. King

The rain that ruined my cardboard / house has moved away, so I walk / a 3:00 a.m. street with no signs, / no traffic except for the wind, / stray dogs, alley cats, and clouds / of gnats.
Two Poems by David Tuvell

Two Poems by David Tuvell

Have you googled all the mysteries, Karen? / This isn’t a Pacific Theatre. / Watch the choreography of victim blood / splattered cold against the moon.
Modern Angels

Modern Angels

by Kate Nezelek
 
This is the skeleton / of a different poem. / This is the fallen, breaking / ourselves over / like the wooden sticks / we once worried into crosses / so long ago.
Two Poems by David Spicer

Two Poems by David Spicer

Whatever it is, I want / to write the perfect poem. / On some moon-bitten night / I want it to escape my psyche / and impress the woman in the red / dress so she’ll pronounce it / a perfect poem, more perfect / than a tuxedo.
Edges

Edges

by Johnson Cheu
 
Always, they’ve held the threat / of falling, as in off a cliff, / or less dire, a bed. / Death or an awakening awaits.
For Tall Girls

For Tall Girls

by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad
 
For the girls above or below / five foot something / For the legs so long / they tangle when we saunter / through corridors
Two Poems by Jennifer Gibbs

Two Poems by Jennifer Gibbs

All daddies resemble Superman / until their hands throttle / a woman’s neck.
Two Poems by David Spicer

Two Poems by David Spicer

I’ve hesitated to view porn flicks, name a dog Beverly, or chew lobster without uttering a prayer.
Two Poems by Kevin Rabas

Two Poems by Kevin Rabas

And she could sing like birds: like nightingale, like whippoorwill, like western meadowlark, her voice so pure, like dawn-light, like twilight, like golden vegas, streams of light, golden fingers from the clouds.
Introducing Michael Demyan

Introducing Michael Demyan

Poems are hardly written on the first try just as they are hardly understood with one read. This part is paramount; there is a responsibility on behalf of the poet and reader to do the work.
On a Night Spent in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

On a Night Spent in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

by Rachel Adams
 
There in the night, alert, an image of the melancholic love / that I had left up north spread in my mind / like ice into the corners of a windowpane.
Three Poems by Sanjeev Sethi

Three Poems by Sanjeev Sethi

Investing emotions when other operating levers exist, / loving without the privilege of parenthood is an essay in emptiness. In some eyes I can see myself.

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