Fathers and sons, patriarchs and nations; Merrill Cole uncovers the draconian methods by which we sometimes govern one another.
We appreciate the little things. And that makes all the difference.
A Fomorian is an ancient Irish deity of destruction. Telaina Eriksen brings them into the 21st century.
In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.
Noah Stetzer offers an intense, imagistic meditation on transformation.
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.