From “The American Myths”

by John Amen By combining individual character moments and memories with shadow narratives and sly political references (“O white God, is there a real world?”)…


Two Poems by Rob Cook

by: Rob Cook Rob Cook offers up two stunning poems full of acute and surreal observations about how the “sunlight has turned strange;” illustrating how…


Two Poems by Loriana Kolb

by: Loriana Kolb These two poems by Loriana Kolb offer the reader a fierce engagement with the way the real observation of place (the coast…

Guilty Feet Have Got no Rhythm

Tom Mandel, Part Two

by: Tom Mandel Header art, entitled “Guilty Feet Have Got no Rhythm,” by: Jim Flahaven Instructions for reading these poems by Tom Mandel might go…

Rudie Can't Fail 2

Tom Mandel, Part One

by: Tom Mandel Header art, entitled “Rudie Can’t Fail,” by: Jim Flahaven About the disconnections that plague our current situation, Tom Mandel’s poetry is seriously…


Two Poems by Ben Kingsley

by: Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley’s poetry is a storm of language we get caught in; it reflects and refracts the anxious perplexities that ensnare us….


Four Poems from This Is Not A Love Song

by: Christophe Casamassima Christophe Casamassima writes about love and its failure in language that is both conversational and disjunctive, strikingly elegant and brutally real: “…you…


Three Poems by Lynn McGee

by: Lynn McGee For Lynn McGee, reading and writing poetry is essentially about human connection. Her work is a bridge for the reader, allowing us…


Two Poems by Michael Vagnetti

Words and photograph by: Michael Vagnetti Michael Vagnetti’s poetry tunes the reader’s ear and flexes the reader’s eye with rhythms and imagery that demand a…


Three Poems by Matt Alexander

by: Matt Alexander These oracular poems by Matt Alexander are of the current moment, and also of the moment after that. “…Bubbling up like panic/…