Category: Poetry

Fragments/Figments

Poetry Margaret Walther

the chartreuse breath of moths. poppy seeds brushed by shadow.

at night the heart gathers fragments—the heart never sleeps....

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The Teacher & the Tuner

Poetry Matthew St. Amand

Pianos on planes had only recently come into vogue; skeptics abounded, the naysayers were legion, but ultimately the piano lobby had won out.

Now...

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Gasoline Chainsaw Jesus

Poetry Joe Hall

Forest blinking in stuttering out, soiling itself under

The moon’s sterile spotlight, forgetting its name

Snatching as much Sudafed as we could......

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Clean Song

Poetry Joe Hall

If this is weeping, it isn’t; it’s

The shuttered mouth of a flooded subway

It’s bees iced in their hives, a crocus’ spears......

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The Worst That Could Happen

Poetry Maureen Thorson

You’re lost. The gunmen don’t speak English. You forgot you had a test and you’re naked and it’s a shop test and you crush something vital in the...

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Atmospheric

Poetry Maureen Thorson

This place is lousy with candelabra,

the expected dust

and simulacra of violence......

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How We Respond is What It Means

Poetry Marc McKee

In this time it is impossible not to love

at least one monster. Venom laces the air,

you are in a house with

the feeling of every light in...

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Early in the Field

Poetry Grant Souders

Early in the field—

I trace horizon where field makes horizon

gnashed with earth, scavenge for pieces in rubble...

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Ships Before Me

Poetry Grant Souders

Ships before me

meet land

meet indigenous woods

of which they have no knowledge....

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Brain Damage

Poetry Eric Burger

I remember once I clung to a massive accordion-folded curtain in a hotel in Boston, looking out at dangerous weather sweeping in off the Atlantic. My room was...

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