Poetry

Poetry

“Clouds” by Amanda Span

08 November 2019 on Poetry

My father couldburn holes in the cloudswith the power of his mind: Watch, he says,looking at the stretchof sky above us, a sheet on the sandbeneath our backs. Right there. He...

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“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” by Katherine Fallon

25 October 2019 on Poetry

I.  Heather, in your dream my loved ones were dunking and holding me underwater as treatment. Everyone, you say, seemed to believe this was a good idea. In truth, your...

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“Where Deer Sleep” by George Payne

04 October 2019 on Poetry

My three-year-old son asked me where deer sleep. So I took him into a space that is not meant for fathersand sons. There, we found a ritual thathas nothing to...

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“Return to Sender” by Natalie Homer

20 September 2019 on Poetry

My doe with the limp is one fawn short since spring.Some time later, in the low moan of a snowstormshe canters back to the woods, alone. Yearly pilgrimage to Ohio—past...

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Out with a Bang

03 May 2019 on Blog, Poetry, Storystorm

Two of Barnstorm’s poetry readers are graduating from the MFA program this spring; before they head out, Milo and Morgan took the time to share their thoughts on the evolution...

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“Penance” by Terri Kent-Enborg

26 April 2019 on Poetry

In autumn, a bamboo pole sceptered in his fists, Dad thwacked walnuts from the sleepy domes of trees and my sister and me, five and nine, gathered the fallen in...

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“The Naming” by Monty Jones

12 April 2019 on Poetry

The birds confused him.It was their overflowing presenceor their quick movements,or he was color-blindor tone-deaf, one of the senseslacking something, unable quiteto make everything fit.Each one had to have a...

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AWP: I didn’t do everything

12 April 2019 on Blog, Poetry, Storystorm

Remember:this is just one seaon one beach on oneplanet in onesolar system in onegalaxy. After thatthe scale increases, sothis is not the last word,and nothing else is talking back.It’s a...

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“Nothing You Need” by John Ronan

22 March 2019 on Poetry

Main Street’s a Cheese Shoppe,Galleries, and a bright brew pubFeaturing pumpkin harvest ale,Free-range chicken, and kale.A retro pharmacy with show globes.The state bank.  Beyond Bordeaux.Your candles-only.  Your soap-only: Bricks spiked...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Peter Mishler

15 March 2019 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Peter Mishler is the author of Fludde (Sarabande, 2018), a book of poems selected for the Kathryn A. Morton prize in poetry by Dean Young, who said, “Fludde makes us feel,...

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“Apricots” by Lucie Berjoan

08 March 2019 on Poetry

This morning is wrapped in a sweatshirt, raw and restless it filters through my jacket at the bus stop. Without you here it’s easier to get out of bed. I...

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“Signs You May Have an Eating Disorder” by Barbara Daniels

15 February 2019 on Poetry

White clay you chew through before you get back to your car. Hair. Dice that clatter across a long table. Paper. Paint chips. Drywall. Dirt. Burnt matches. An herb you...

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