Poetry

Two Poems by Rizwan Akhtar

by: Rizwan Akhtar Rizwan Akhtar’s poetry celebrates and laments a broken world in equal measure. Never letting the reader forget that to read a poem…

Four Poems by Maha Zimmo

by: Maha Zimmo In these poems by Maha Zimmo, the titles are the last thing you come upon. In this way, the poet pulls the…

Poetry by Steve Benson

by: Steve Benson In this poem by Steve Benson, the personal questions the political, the quotidian slides in and out of the cosmic, the self…

Three Poems by Jennifer Pons

by: Jennifer Pons These poems by Jennifer Pons, which are her first to be published, question what it means to confront the world and the…

Two Poems by Chloe McMurray

by: Chloe McMurray In these two poems by Chloe McMurray, outsider status imparts its own kind of grace, one that celebrates the here and now while…

Two Poems by Kara Arguello

by: Kara Arguello The lines “the kind of green that drags you down the stairs/ out the door into the damp hopeful air/ of Pennsylvania spring”…

Three Poems by Tom Montag

by: Tom Montag Tom Montag’s poetry fills the moment of reading with a deep and resonant sense of personal and perceptual loss. Nature can surely…

Sean Condron, Part Two

by: Sean Condron Sean Condron embraces poetry’s role as the repository of the bittersweet truth of collective and personal memory: namely, the stories which come…

Sean Condron, Part One

by: Sean Condron The dizzying feeling that we are strange and unknowable to ourselves runs throughout Sean Condron’s poetry. These poems evoke a phantasmagoric nostalgia,…

Three Poems by Tara Deal

by: Tara Deal With sharp, precise images and line breaks that slow the reader down, Tara Deals’ poetry asks the question: What does it feel…

Two Poems by Cal Freeman

by: Cal Freeman Cal Freeman is devoted to paying attention “because each moment is an irrevocable act.” Everybody knows this is a basic fact of…

Three Poems by Michelle Chen

by: Michelle Chen The enthralling power of Michelle Chen’s work, whether original or translation, is that it moves deftly in two directions simultaneously: 1) a…