Joshua Martin sheds light on the casual yet essentials ways by which men support each other.
A man works on making peace with the memory of his boxing uncle in this poem from Guillermo Filice Castro.
A 1960s queer boy finds solace in television in Jim Elledge’s poem.
Telaina Eriksen recalls the surreal, backwards feeling that many of us felt on 9/11.
Seldom does one see a coming-of-age story as stark and as inventive as Marc Frazier’s award-winning poem.
Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.
A husband comes to terms with an ending relationship in Lynn Marie Houston’s poem.
Benjamin Myers invokes the mood and texture of Cubism to convey a critical moment in one man’s life.
Glinda–Oz’s resident “good witch”–encounters a Kansas tow-truck driver. Imagine the possibilities.
A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.
Dennis Mahagin offers a snapshot of a jaded ballplayer.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus highlights some of the poems published on The Good Men Project in 2015.
Hayden Saunier shares a story of Christmas past, the power of compassion, and our capacity to heal.
Christmas morning provides the occasion for this poignant and vaguely disturbing poem about the sometimes convoluted relationships between mothers and sons.