Noah Stetzer offers an intense, imagistic meditation on transformation.
In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.
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.
This poem from Joshua Martin is a work of rare power and honesty.
One grunge rock anthem reveals the connections and disconnections between two brothers.
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.
Start November with this wise and meditative poem from Denton Loving.
Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.
Lynn Marie Houston reveals how deeply a man’s sense of loss can cut, even when viewed from a distance.
Playful? Sinister? Or a little bit of both? Jeanie Greensfelder’s simple poem addresses the odd complexities of a marriage.
Andrea Potos challenges the assumption that the lives of the elderly matter less as she considers a complicated relationship with a complicated father.
Oklahoma Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers writes of men and brotherhood, and how healing can occur in unexpected places.
Kris Bigalk uses the Narcissus myth to comment on loss and love’s persistence.
Laura Foley captures the pain of being a mother unable to help an adult son in this stark poem.
Alice Isak demonstrates the power of brevity in this hard-hitting poem about mothers, daughters, and their burdens.