Invisible Darkness

Laura Foley captures the pain of being a mother unable to help an adult son in this stark poem.

King of Pentacles

Alice Isak demonstrates the power of brevity in this hard-hitting poem about mothers, daughters, and their burdens.

red moon rising

Just in time for the full lunar eclipse, Randy Brown presents a father-daughter moment beneath a “blood moon.”

The Apostle of Wax and Shine

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


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

The Questioning, Answered

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

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?

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.

Advice from a friend to Hawthornia

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

Glinda Leaves Oz

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


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

Stones and Stars

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

A Minor History of Brooklyn

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

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!

The Octogenarian Asks the Feminist Sex Educator

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


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