As he nears his 45th birthday he has a message for his 13 year-old self about mistakes, parents, sexuality, and science.
How do boys from cultures with ancient traditions transition into modern manhood?
Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”
Don Quixote’s sidekick comes into his own in this unpredictable poem from Justin Hamm.
Scott Laudati on the marks left by the need to belong, and the greater need to be true to self.
Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”
Alex Gallo-Brown shares the difficult adventures of three generations of men in an Italian-American family.
Christopher Stephen Soden explores the uncertainty of queer youth–and perhaps youth in general–in this vivid poem.
After watching a man SUP across Canadian waters, Raoul Wieland wonders what questions will guild him in his own life.
Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.
It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.
The movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a message that Christian Clifton needed to hear.