Contributors: Wheeler Winston Dixon, Robert T. Klose, Lisa Zeidner, John Mosier, David Madden, Charles Ramirez Berg, Laurie Blauner, Carol K. Howell, Eric Smooin, Christina Crosby, L.J. Bright
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In appreciation of all the guns we shall
resurrect these watermelons from
the oblivion to which we have blown them.
In honor of all the guns we shall observe
a moment of silence.
In respect for all the guns, …1
Contributors: Susan Barker Adamo, Malaika King Albrecht, Randy Bates, John Biguenet, Rebecca Black, Don Brady, Catherine Savage Brosman, Maxine Cassin, Peter Cooley, Nancy Cotton, Joel Dailey, Margo Davis, Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru, Gina Ferrara, Ken Fontenot, Dennis Formento, Ken French, Louis Gallo, …3
We sink into the night,
we stroke it with our eyes:
its echoes barking on.
The night throbs in all the senses,
we taste jellyfish-insect-fruit:
the slight presence of our dream
perfect reverberation in this oceanic broth.
Carefully we breathe,…
A poet in a crowd of poets, I first met Jimmy Carter at the White House in 1980. Too short a time after that Tom T. Hall, an old friend, asked Jim Whitehead and me if we would meet him …1
Contributors: Rachel Barenblat, Gerry Cannon, Moira Crone, William Doreski, Charlotte Forbes, Hugh Fox, Stephen W. Hale, Colette Inez, Michael Kimball, James Magorian, Allan Peterson, Scott D. Pomfret, Arliss Ryan, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Kendall Tessmer, A.F. Thomas, Dieter Weslowski, Andi Young
Contributors: Terri Brint Joseph, Gwen Raaberg, Robert A. Brinkley, John Rieder, Daryl E. Jones, Larry French, Bart Ramsey, LuAnn Keener, David Sanders, Katherine Soniat, Antonio Hernandez, Frederick H. Fornoff, John Mosier, Andre Bazin, Alain Piette, Bert Cardullo, Neil Hurley, S. J., …0
|My desire is the pleasure of waking moments after the person asleep beside me has risen to leave, having been however briefly peripheral to her consideration of sleep. A moment particular, composed within the ephemera of each hour. Though the|
Festival, by Broc Rossell. Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2105. $16, 98 pages.
It is common knowledge among poets that in Italian and Romansh, “stanza” translates to “room,” evoking the paradox of separation and connectedness, of transitioning within a …1
Back in Texas, August, I’d lie on the lawn
topless. The neighbors didn’t know me
from Adam. Nor the landlord, nor the old man
stealing peaches, stuffing them into a brown paper bag
and sneaking off down the street like …
Poetry is not English.
In high school I kept
a diary in English,
so if the teacher
caught me, and she did,
she wouldn’t understand.
I had a small vocabulary
and even less to say:
“The weather’s getting …