Two Poems by Rizwan Akhtar

by: Rizwan Akhtar These poems by Pakistani poet Rizwan Akhtar explore how the natural world impacts our connections to self and other, love and loss,…


Three Poems by Natalie Crick

by: Natalie Crick With their subtle, graceful music, Natalie Crick’s poems sing with slow and patient melancholy of how the difficult world denies our need…


24 Cut Lits

by: Noah Eli Gordon Surreal self-help poetry? Aphorisms that question rather than teach? Epigrams that remind us to look in the mirror and out the window?…


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…

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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….