Steve Garrett writes how our griefs tell the story of our love.
Tom Mallouk subtly and profoundly takes on on the painful subject of boyhood sexual abuse in this wrenching poem.
Prerna Bakshi describes what hearing, but not being heard feels like.
Susan Comninos’s poem is a wife’s tender, quiet, and deeply felt tribute to a husband.
Joy Ladin employs a stark, visceral metaphor in this account of an unforgettable childhood lesson.
We didn’t have to unleash the monsters inside of us because didn’t have to watch our parents be murdered.
Ray McManus makes his GMP debut with this intense, introspective poem on husbands, wives, and their many intimacies.
Dean Kostos uses the tight repetition of the ghazal form to create a powerful meditation on boyhood and growth.
In advance of Mother’s Day, here’s a poem from Christopher Nelson which celebrates beauty and a son’s love for his mom. It’s also one of those poems that makes you go “Oh!” at the end.
Because you know what they’re going to say…