Poetry

Poetry

How We Select Poems to Publish

15 February 2019 on Blog, Poetry

In order to shed light on one aspect of the submission process, the Barnstorm poetry team answers the question, “How do you select poems for possible publication?” Morgan: When looking...

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“A Hive for Water” by Fred Dale

01 February 2019 on Blog, Poetry

A sealed, clear bag of water hung above the door, dusk’s sleepy light palmed in its many mirrored hands. The barman said it kept the bees away, proving, at the...

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The Score for a Voice

14 December 2018 on Poetry, Storystorm

“Prosody is not much taught or talked about, since it was a form of institutional terrorism in the previous, metrical orthodoxy.” Robert Haas, Listening and Making Prosody is a spooky...

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“The Heart” by Arlene Naganawa

30 November 2018 on Blog, Poetry

A door opened into her body, a cavern, pinpricks like electric wasps. Her fingers dimmed like fireflies drained of light. So this is someone’s work, she thought, the dimpled spider...

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Presence in Poetry

23 November 2018 on Poetry, Storystorm

I write poetry to get weird. I want to be the weirdest me there is and then push that marker; I want to float, magnanimous as a blimp; to pop...

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“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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