Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.
Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.
The tragedy of national and family histories collide in Jung Hae Chae’s tribute to her grandmother.
Noah Stetzer explores HIV and uncertainty in this sobering poem.
Social Justice Editor Wilhelm Cortez offers some spontaneous thoughts on the heart.
Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.
David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.
Hannah Baggott presents a woman’s perspective on desire…and the “morning after.”
The late poet Reginald Shepherd called Kenny Fries “a poet of the luminous moment and the luminous landscape,” a title Fries more than lives up to in this poem.
Brady Peterson captures the sexual frustration of the deployed man while at the same time tapping into a deeper kind of loneliness.
Peter Putnam offers an image of hope and growth in the midst of a time marked by destruction and hate.
Matthew Lippman considers the needs, desires, and experiences of a broad range of men in this searching poem.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus bids farewell to 2014 with a representative sample of some of the fine work published in the past year.
In this poem, Jia Oak Baker examines a certain kind of man.
This Christmas, Adam Prince focuses on St. Joseph, a nativity scene mainstay who is, nonetheless, often overlooked.
Grant Clauser offers an affecting poem on those who are often alone during the holiday season.