In Search of Abe in Dupont Circle

Abe

L. Lamar Wilson recounts a heady encounter between two young people who may or may not be acting as a queer mirror of Abraham Lincoln’s younger years.

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Goodbye, Sancho Panza

Quixote

Don Quixote’s sidekick comes into his own in this unpredictable poem from Justin Hamm.

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A Sunday Walk with Father

Tree

Todd Davis draws tight parallels between the world of trees and the world of humans.

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With Apologies

Footprints

Adam Hughes riffs on the poet Galway Kinnell to create his own quietly ecstatic love poem.

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A Minor History of Richard Sanders

Pills

Tina Cane remembers a television actor and a paternal figure, glossing neither the beauty nor the flaws.

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Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking

Traylor

Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

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Touch: A Letter to Mother

Woman

L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.

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Misrata dawn

Misrata

Helen Wing gives voice to the horrors perpetrated on young women and men in the 2011 Libyan uprising.

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How to Teach Children About Desire

Duality

Stephen Scott Whitaker raises the uncomfortable yet important subject of one’s children’s burgeoning sexuality.

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Body Language

Bath

Kenny Fries recounts an intimate moment, at the intersection of memory and vulnerability.

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Mozart in the Morning

Tsarnaev

Writer and teacher Jane Wohl tries to come to terms with the Boston Marathon Bombing in this elegaic poem.

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Accident at the Vitamin Factory, 1976

Worker

An injured man is forced to reassess his relationship to family and work in this moving poem from Jia Oak Baker.

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Nowhere to Go

Gay shopping

Allen Fraser Clark captures the frustration and desire of young men, eager for sexual expression and frightened by it.

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Unspoken at JFK

RSO&I/FE '07'

David Eye offers a moment of horror and a moment of beauty at the airport.

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letters to langston #37

Beyonce

Luther Hughes brings together the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary pop/R&B, introducing Langston Hughes to Beyoncé.

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Mater, Maritatus

Mater

Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

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