Poetry

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…

Two Poems by Ian Brand

Two Poems by Ian Brand

by: Ian Brand Ian Brand’s poetry unfolds in dream-space of surreal collision, where our universal longing for time and connection become an ocean of  “unhousable…

Cole Heinowitz, Part 2

Cole Heinowitz, Part 2

by: Cole Heinowitz1 Cole Heinowitz’s poetry performs a necessary alchemy. Forget iron to gold, her work is concerned with the transformation of ourselves into language and…

Cole Heinowitz, Part 1

Cole Heinowitz, Part 1

by: Cole Heinowitz1 Cole Heinowitz’s poetry performs a necessary alchemy. Forget iron to gold, her work is concerned with the transformation of ourselves into language and…

Three Poems by Tom W. Lewis

Three Poems by Tom W. Lewis

by: Tom W. Lewis Tom Lewis’ three poems are wide-ranging in content and style. What unites them is their ability to unsettle. Something’s wrong, but…