Poetry

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…

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…

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/…

Aaron Simon, Part Two

by: Aaron Simon These poems by Aaron Simon guide us through landscapes as variegated as Petra and New Jersey with gnomic lines that explode in…

Aaron Simon, Part One

by: Aaron Simon These peripatetic poems by Aaron Simon meander and dash, taking us with them though experience, perception, story, and sweet regret. They explore…

Two Poems by James Yeary

by: James Yeary In this moment of deep division in our body politic, James Yeary’s poetry offers a balm and an exhortation. Causality and connection…

from “A Rupture of Interiors”

by: Valerie Witte Valerie Witte’s poems are layered constructions that bend, break, and reform as they enact the density of experience mediated through language. In them,…

Three Poems by Mark J. Mitchell

by: Mark J. Mitchell Mark J. Mitchell’s poems remind us to pay attention to our most precious commodity: time. On both a personal and monumental…