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?

5 Favorite Books that Influenced Me as a Man

Author Jay Cradeur shares how Ayn Rand, Carlos Castaneda, and the mystic poet Rumi influenced his masculinity.

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.

The Day I Became A Writer

On a journey back to himself he discovered he’d gone from being a man who writes to being a Writer.

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.

What Happens When We Try to Speak for Others? Watch “Lost Voices”, Brilliant Spoken Word Video

“Movements are driven by passion. Not by asserting yourself dominant by a world that already puts you there.”