Poetry

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…

Philip Guston

Philip Guston

A poetic ode to famed, and currently controversial, artist Philip Guston, who consistently tried to put himself in other people’s shoes, a notion that Paul…

Three Poems by Sarah Lilius

These three poems by Sarah Lilius explore the anguish often endured by women who are trapped, either by their own doing or another’s, and yearn to be set…

Three Poems by Peter Lilly

These three poems by Peter Lilly invite the reader to intimately experience the uneven passage of time. Looking back, “Legacy” expresses gratitude for the wonder…

Three Poems by Phillip Shabazz

These three poems by Phillip Shabazz explore memory haunted by national tragedy and the personal consequences of human acts in search of tenderness and regeneration….