Poetry

Poetry

“Digging” by Douglas Cole

09 November 2018 on Poetry

I am digging my way through plateau clay pounding with an iron bar and pic axe lifting shovelfuls of rattling rock and pebble earth alone out here except for Tony...

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“The Lake, the House, the Bus” by Laurinda Lind

26 October 2018 on Blog, Poetry

Water no, spirit no, water in dreams, water like Lake Ontario, water like mud always spraying stones— a dream about us. In the house, lake under us, big house made...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Ada Limón

12 October 2018 on Blog, Poetry

Ada Limón, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize in 2006 and finalist for the National Book Award in 2015, has come out with her new collection The Carrying, this past August....

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“Revenant” by Forrest Rapier

05 October 2018 on Poetry

    night before last together we made azalea-shape bite-mark ornaments on our weak thighs yesterday lacewing flies hummed shaky songs across the buzzing micro kitchen countertop scatter my cup...

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“Post Card to a White Dwarf” by Jose del Valle

21 September 2018 on Poetry

The sun sparkles on the bay. Race day. Sailboats the color of ecological catastrophe jostle at the start. A vendor sells a local clam & children shout much louder than...

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“Earthbind” by Laura Post

27 April 2018 on Blog, Poetry

He asks me casually if I ever want to get married, and I think about how I can’t even stand guided tours. A little girl at the top of the...

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“The Ice on the River” by Brookes Moody

13 April 2018 on Blog, Poetry

I’m always just             saying new things about waves— like how when ice forms on a river, despite the currents,          ...

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“Loading Zone” by Tara Deal

23 March 2018 on Blog, Poetry

There can be only one New York morning when you discover the gingko trees lose their leaves all at once, give up, make a mess. Velvet is elsewhere and then...

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I Stare at Passing Clouds (After Tu Fu) by George Freek

09 March 2018 on Blog, Poetry

I stare at passing clouds, above the quiet street. The evening is peaceful. Half drunk, I sway in the doorway. The moon lights the twilight sky. Stars glisten like leering...

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Magnetic Irony

23 February 2018 on Blog, Poetry, Storystorm

Future generations may define our period style by its pervasive sincerity. Irony is what's missing from much contemporary poetry. For example, the popular political poems are earnest, if angry, and...

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“A Brighter Light” by Nancy Christopherson

16 February 2018 on Poetry

After days in the drear rain and wind—sunlight, the sun comes up in a clear sky. It seems settled, then, a difficult argument of weather—the sun displays its wares. Simple...

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“Return No. 2” by Laurel Milburn

02 February 2018 on Blog, Poetry

We step outside an axis where the magnets scrape to a dry thinning spark. Things to do: Things to do to turn a nocturne to a waltz. Today is red....

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