You Have Your Father’s Face


Noah Stetzer offers an intense, imagistic meditation on transformation.

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Before April


Guillermo Filice Castro recalls his time serving in the Argentine army during the British invasion of the Falkland Islands in this poem of comradeship and connection between men.

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This poem from Joshua Martin is a work of rare power and honesty.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit


One grunge rock anthem reveals the connections and disconnections between two brothers.

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The Day After the Elections


While politicians claim to have all the answers, Jeff Oaks’s haunting poem is content simply to raise questions and evocations–and it is all the more satisfying for that.

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Blue November


Start November with this wise and meditative poem from Denton Loving.

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…in this loneliness


Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.

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Tending the Gaps

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Lynn Marie Houston reveals how deeply a man’s sense of loss can cut, even when viewed from a distance.

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Thoughts on Thoughts


Playful? Sinister? Or a little bit of both? Jeanie Greensfelder’s simple poem addresses the odd complexities of a marriage.

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Dying Well


A man faces death with courage, love, and self-assurance in this poem from Heid E. Erdrich.

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My Father, Recovering from Brain Injury


Andrea Potos challenges the assumption that the lives of the elderly matter less as she considers a complicated relationship with a complicated father.

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The City Dump


Oklahoma Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers writes of men and brotherhood, and how healing can occur in unexpected places.

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My Narcissus


Kris Bigalk uses the Narcissus myth to comment on loss and love’s persistence.

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Invisible Darkness


Laura Foley captures the pain of being a mother unable to help an adult son in this stark poem.

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Sad Woman

Alice Isak demonstrates the power of brevity in this hard-hitting poem about mothers, daughters, and their burdens.

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Blood Moon

Just in time for the full lunar eclipse, Randy Brown presents a father-daughter moment beneath a “blood moon.”

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