Why do we get so much joy out of people watching and making up stories?
Joshua Martin sheds light on the casual yet essentials ways by which men support each other.
A 1960s queer boy finds solace in television in Jim Elledge’s poem.
Telaina Eriksen recalls the surreal, backwards feeling that many of us felt on 9/11.
Seldom does one see a coming-of-age story as stark and as inventive as Marc Frazier’s award-winning poem.
Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.
A husband comes to terms with an ending relationship in Lynn Marie Houston’s poem.
Benjamin Myers invokes the mood and texture of Cubism to convey a critical moment in one man’s life.
Glinda–Oz’s resident “good witch”–encounters a Kansas tow-truck driver. Imagine the possibilities.
A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.
Dennis Mahagin offers a snapshot of a jaded ballplayer.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus highlights some of the poems published on The Good Men Project in 2015.