Poetry

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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,…

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Three Poems by Rodney Koeneke

by: Rodney Koeneke These three poems by Rodney Koeneke are densely buoyant travelogues where what moves is thoughtful consideration, a sense that action and reflection, past…

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Jen Coleman, Part Two

by Jen Coleman Jen Coleman’s poetry sings of the many gifts of our “wide, round, blue imagination” as we all coexist on this “massive space-time…

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Jen Coleman, Part One

by: Jen Coleman Jen Coleman’s poetry deploys a kind of tactical whimsy entreating us to honor all that we (should) hold dear: ourselves, our others,…

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Carol Szamatowicz, Part Two

by: Carol Szamatowicz These poems by Carol Szamatowicz speak of the desire to be both grounded in the urgency of lived experience (“the outside is…

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Carol Szamatowicz, Part One

by: Carol Szamatowicz Reading Carol Szamatowicz is like having a close friend breezily share the contents of her heart with you, knowing you feel the…

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Two Poems by Lewis Warsh

by: Lewis Warsh These two poems by Lewis Warsh are meditations on the old saying that “birth is the beginning of death”, as, unlike in…

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Four Poems by Darren Francis

by: Darren Francis UK poet and musician Darren Francis’ poems explode with thoughts interrupted, images colliding, experience rendered into microns, reflections and wily juxtapositions, all…

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CE Putnam, Part Two

by: CE Putnam These next two poems by the inimitable CE Putnam decenter and align us again and again as we see our lives and…

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CE Putnam, Part One

by: CE Putnam In these sections from CE Putnam’s The Bunny Manuscript, narrative doesn’t cohere as much as come into view as a body might…