Poetry

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Two Poems by Jeremy Hoevenaar

by: Jeremy Hoevenaar In Jeremy Hoevenaar’s poetry our real, visceral life always exceeds our ability to fully cognize it. Even our most personal experiences and…

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Mourners by Eléna Rivera

by: Eléna Rivera In these poems, Eléna Rivera takes the viewing of medieval tomb sculptures as an occasion for reflection on the ways we can get…

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Three Poems by Dan Raphael

by: Dan Raphael These poems by Dan Raphael explore the dearth we can’t help but feel amid overwhelming abundance, the gnawing sense of being incomplete,…

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Three Poems by Jonathan Dubow

by: Jonathan Dubow Jonathan Dubow’s poems are about “passing through” the American landscape with such attentiveness that we are forever marked by the complicated beauty…

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Four Poems by Jean Day

by: Jean Day Jean Day‘s poems are terse, polished fragments of mordant humor and critical observation. Taking on both the larger culture and the poet’s…

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Three Poems by Julia Edwards

by: Julia Edwards In Julia Edwards’ poems, to construct self the poet rehearses the past, taking meaning from memory: “At 27 I am still 7…

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Three Poems by Jon Whitbread

Poems and fetured artwork by: Jon Whitbread These poems by Jon Whitbread explore our shared sense of rootlessness and disconnection. Amid shifting perspectives we ask…