King of Pentacles

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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The Apostle of Wax and Shine


Lois Roma-Deeley remembers an Italian-American father, his Lincoln, and the magic they evoked.

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Ashley Inguanta and Sheila Squillante build bridges between past, present, and future in this jointly-written poem–a first for the Good Men Project!

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The Questioning, Answered

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Art, sexuality, and the natural world cohere powerfully in Laurie Kolp’s poem.

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Fish Boil


Summer may be ending but Bill Yarrow still takes us to a fish-fry. Yet how often does a fish-fry make you contemplate your mortality?

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In the Name of the Father


A boy crosses the threshold to manhood in Joy Ladin’s poem, but he’s not the only one who has changed.

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Advice from a friend to Hawthornia


Odarka Stockert uses a Greek myth to reflect on the value of living and loving.

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Glinda Leaves Oz


Sarah Ann Winn sends the iconic “Good Witch” on a journey that is perhaps more important than the destination.

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Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”

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Stones and Stars


Kris Bigalk moves from the earthbound to the cosmic in this devastatingly beautiful lyric poem.

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A Minor History of Brooklyn

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Tina Cane performs a sleight-of-hand in this quirky poem, gliding between Brooklyn, France, and two different kinds of relationships.

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Poetry — Best of the Net Nominations 2015


Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus has nominated the following six poems for Sundress Press’s 2015 “Best of the Net” awards. Read and enjoy!

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The Octogenarian Asks the Feminist Sex Educator


Alice Isak raises important questions about consent and what it actually looks like and means.

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This companion piece to her earlier-published poem, “Shepherd,” finds Heid E. Erdrich again using the lyric to explore–and question–marital devotion.

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Season of Renewal


After the storm, Jenifer DeBellis inhabits a quiet yet intense moment of satisfaction.

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