Archive | Featured Poetry RSS feed for this section

Three Poems by Benjamin Miller

      IN THE PLACE OF BEST INTENTIONS

As this is not the land of ice packs
and regenerations, of spent glue guns

or antiseptic counters—since shy
reminders filter through the streets…

Read More Comments Off on Three Poems by Benjamin Miller

Three Poems by Brian Komei Dempster

CROSSING

No turning back. Deep in the Utah desert now, having left one home
      to return to the temple of my grandfather. I press the pedal
            hard. Long behind me, civilization’s last sign—

Read More Comments Off on Three Poems by Brian Komei Dempster

IOWA
by Stephen Berg

When I think of it now I still see just how ugly and dirty the place was, what a bare unprotected monk-like life it was that year, living first in the old tire warehouse on the outskirts of town, no toilet or sink, no furniture, nothing except two ratty mattresses, fruit crates…

Read More Comments Off on IOWA
by Stephen Berg

Three Poems by Sam Sax

I.35

i watch him touch him self over a screen
and pretend it is with my hands

how you pull a quiver from an arrow.

he moans and i grow jealous of the satellites.

Read More Comments Off on Three Poems by Sam Sax

Three Poems by Collier Nogues

MISSISSIPPI

I know forgetting myself is a good thing, the best loss.
The trees look soft in the fog’s distance, egg-colored light
all over them. Even the sheep,   
eggy.
         The earth dries in ribs the rain has drawn on it.

Read More Comments Off on Three Poems by Collier Nogues

Three Poems by Melissa Ginsburg

THE JOB

Not being stupid
I took what was offered: the job
was waiting and I did it
with sand and mirrors, in glitter
while I paced. I waited, I fell
in love with waiting …



Read More Comments Off on Three Poems by Melissa Ginsburg

Two Poems by Yona Harvey

GINGIVITIS, NOTES ON FEAR
I hesitate invoking that      doubled emptiness: open—
my daughter’s mouth      in the bathroom mirror—
not her first vanity      but first blood inkling
she tastes & smoothes      with her tongue.

Read More Comments Off on Two Poems by Yona Harvey

ANTIPHON FOR THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD by William Kelley Woolfitt

Read More Comments Off on ANTIPHON FOR THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD by William Kelley Woolfitt

DOLOROSA by Molly Rose Quinn

Read More Comments Off on DOLOROSA by Molly Rose Quinn