Poetry

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David Perry, Part Two

by: David Perry David Perry’s poems are charged, feverish meditations written in the wave/particle light of our current digitized reality. Memory and language, both personal…

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David Perry, Part One

by: David Perry David Perry’s poems are charged, feverish meditations written in the wave/particle light of our current digitized reality. Memory and language, both personal…

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Paul Maziar, Part Two

by: Paul Maziar Elevating disjunctive play to the level of jagged music, inviting us to jam along, Paul Maziar’s poetry “[l]ooks nothing like a celebration/ But…

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Paul Maziar, Part One

by: Paul Maziar Paul Maziar’s poems are exercises in shambolic precision and grace, paeans to the certainty of awe and surprise. Their twists and turns urge us…

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Three Poems by C.C. Russell

by: C.C. Russell For C.C. Russell, poems are incantations. Utilizing both keen description and contemplative distance, they enact the pathos and wonder of lived experience shot through with…

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Four Poems by Kostas Anagnopoulos

by: Kostas Anagnopoulos These poems by Kostas Anagnopoulos open us to our capricious impermanence, the way it’s always one thing after another: perception, dream, thought, word,…

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Three Poems by Allison Cobb

by: Allison Cobb Allison Cobb’s poems proceed with a meditative caution, calling out the soporific forgetfulness that constantly threatens our desire to remain awake. In doing…

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Three Poems by Pat Smith

by: Pat Smith Reading Pat Smith’s poetry is like overhearing an uncomfortable chat between our hypnagogic consciousnesses and our public selves: “…Who are we but…

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Letter to Olson

by: Cole Heinowitz Cole Heinowitz’s magisterial “Letter to Olson” is a “ritual to banish silences.” Part seance, part dream, Heinowitz writes to one of the…

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Two Poems by Dawn Potter

by: Dawn Potter These poems by Dawn Potter dare to speak frankly of trauma: the haunting trauma of a desiccated culture which preys on us,…

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Three Poems by Adam Deutsch

by: Adam Deutsch Adam Deutsch’s poetry revels in a lush, louche nonchalance that belies its  incisive emotional and spiritual depth. From flatulence to tow trucks,…