Poetry

Two Poems by Carson Pytell

These two poems by Carson Pytell explore the complexities of the mind and heart by way of sensory experiences from which it is concluded that…

Five Poems by Shannon Cuthbert

These five poems by Shannon Cuthbert use fantastical and dreamlike language to explore our connection with our inner selves and the natural world. They also…

Two Poems by Joel Chace

These two poems by Joel Chace are an endorsement of the notion that all times are simultaneous. As XJ Kennedy put it, “Rhyme is coming at…

Three Poems by Arnie Johnston

These three poems by Arnie Johnston reflect his growing engagement with the process of entropy in the universe. “The Universe and All That Surrounds It”…

Three Poems by Jubi Arriola-Headley

Jubi Arriola-Headley’s poetry explores the intersection of the Black Queer experience not only for himself, but for Black Queer men in America. By acknowledging the…

Three Poems by Stephanie Kadel Taras

These three poems by Stephanie Kadel Taras bare the conflicted heart of a strong woman in a long-term relationship, where love and exasperation live side-by-side,…

Three Poems by Ed Meek

These three poems by Ed Meek were triggered by actual events: a stranger is discovered on the porch in the suburbs in the 1950s and…

Two Poems by Charlie Brice

These two poems by Charlie Brice engage the world of wish fulfillment. “What if You Slept” is a dream that aims to mitigate death’s sting, while…

Two Poems by Michael Caylo-Baradi

These two poems by Michael Caylo-Baradi toe the line between rapture and rupture, the faultline in any city sanctioned by mythmakers as a factory for dreams…