Poetry

Three Poems by Pat Smith

Three Poems by Pat Smith

by: Pat Smith Reading Pat Smith’s poetry is like overhearing an uncomfortable chat between our hypnagogic consciousnesses and our public selves: “…Who are we but…

Letter to Olson

Letter to Olson

by: Cole Heinowitz Cole Heinowitz’s magisterial “Letter to Olson” is a “ritual to banish silences.” Part seance, part dream, Heinowitz writes to one of the…

Three Poems by Adam Deutsch

Three Poems by Adam Deutsch

by: Adam Deutsch Adam Deutsch’s poetry revels in a lush, louche nonchalance that belies its  incisive emotional and spiritual depth. From flatulence to tow trucks,…

Three Poems by Rodney Koeneke

Three Poems by Rodney Koeneke

by: Rodney Koeneke These three poems by Rodney Koeneke are densely buoyant travelogues where what moves is thoughtful consideration, a sense that action and reflection, past…

Jen Coleman, Part Two

Jen Coleman, Part Two

by Jen Coleman1 Jen Coleman’s poetry sings of the many gifts of our “wide, round, blue imagination” as we all coexist on this “massive space-time…

Jen Coleman, Part One

Jen Coleman, Part One

by: Jen Coleman Jen Coleman’s poetry deploys a kind of tactical whimsy entreating us to honor all that we (should) hold dear: ourselves, our others,…

CE Putnam, Part One

by: CE Putnam1 In these sections from CE Putnam’s The Bunny Manuscript, narrative doesn’t cohere as much as come into view as a body might…

Three Poems by Norman Fischer

Three Poems by Norman Fischer

by: Norman Fischer Whether it’s “a case of graphomania” or “Thoughts in brain & a dream or three,” Norman Fischer’s poetry engages through association. World,…

Two Poems by Michael Brownstein

Two Poems by Michael Brownstein

by: Michael Brownstein These two short poems by Michael Brownstein conjure the muses (the “Mousai”) to help sing of the hypnagogic state where image and language converge, where…