Tina Cane performs a sleight-of-hand in this quirky poem, gliding between Brooklyn, France, and two different kinds of relationships.
Kris Bigalk moves from the earthbound to the cosmic in this devastatingly beautiful lyric poem.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus has nominated the following six poems for Sundress Press’s 2015 “Best of the Net” awards. Read and enjoy!
This companion piece to her earlier-published poem, “Shepherd,” finds Heid E. Erdrich again using the lyric to explore–and question–marital devotion.
After the storm, Jenifer DeBellis inhabits a quiet yet intense moment of satisfaction.
R.G. Evans offers a poignant meditation on manhood, aging, and libido.
Helen Wing’s poem is bleak, but probably accurate.
By turns wistful, by turns puckish, David Bergman’s tribute to gay adult film of yesteryear is a fun twist on the language of nostalgia.
Shevaun Brannigan uses a familiar image in a fresh, stunning, sustained way.
Kenny Fries writes of love, AIDS, and their difficult overlap.
Lois Roma-Deeley offers an enigmatic look at a husband and a wife who have lived lives “no one thought practical.”
Nora Meiners writes as the white mother of a biracial son, reflecting on black male bodies and the perils that attend them.
Laurie Kolp paints a portrait of a hard living man and the nature of inevitability.
Faced with a racist pickup line, the speaker of Jia Oak Baker’s poem chooses playfulness over outrage.
Joy Ladin offers a bittersweet remembrance of a father who loved and was loved from a distance.