Poetry

Two Poems by David Morgan O’Connor

Two Poems by David Morgan O’Connor

by: David Morgan O’Connor Ostensibly about conquistadors and the Age of Exploration, David Morgan O’Connor’s poems are also about exploring the strangeness and inexplicability of ourselves and…

Two Poems by Jenna Cardinale

Two Poems by Jenna Cardinale

by: Jenna Cardinale1 From noticing the “fluorescent moth hallway” on her way to work to ruminating on how “Death came after/ a wave full of…

Two Poems by Laurie Sewall

Two Poems by Laurie Sewall

by: Laura Sewall Laurie Sewall’s poems interrogate the way American society and government impose their various wills on individuals and groups, defining who we are…

Two Poems by Drew Gardner

Two Poems by Drew Gardner

by: Drew Gardner1 Absolutely anything can happen in a Drew Gardner poem. His slick juxtapositions, surreal combinations, and skewed references move with a quickness and…

Ryan Collins, Part 2

Ryan Collins, Part 2

by: Ryan Collins The complex, polyrhythmic music of Ryan Collins’ poetry hits the reader with a rush of images and bleak reflections. In these poems…

Ryan Collins, Part 1

The complex, polyrhythmic music of Ryan Collins’ poetry hits the reader with a rush of images and bleak reflections. In these poems straightforward confession becomes…

Ann Stephenson, Part 2

Ann Stephenson, Part 2

by: Ann Stephenson Ann Stephenson writes elegies to a world that continues to slip away from her and from us. The Police sang “When the…

Ann Stephenson, Part 1

Ann Stephenson, Part 1

by: Ann Stephenson Ann Stephenson writes elegies to a world that continues to slip away from her and from us. The Police sang “When the…

Three Poems by Jennifer Coleman

Three Poems by Jennifer Coleman

by: Jennifer Coleman Jen Coleman is Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Bishop’s secret lovechild. Reading her work is a good way to dispel fear: no matter…

Two Poems by Jon Whitbread

Two Poems by Jon Whitbread

Poems and featured artwork by: Jon Whitbread U.K. poet Jon Whitbread’s two poems burst with the complicated music of experience and reflection. In a meditation on…

Two Poems by Michael Brownstein

Two Poems by Michael Brownstein

by: Michael Brownstein There’s a lushness in these two poems by Michael Brownstein, but it is not wholly benign. Given the all the myriad ways…

A Poem by Stephen Mead

A Poem by Stephen Mead

by: Stephen Mead Stephen Mead’s poem uses a Georgia O’Keefe painting as the occasion for full blown meditation on how landscape can reveal the transcendent…