Sunset Tour

A trip through the Provincetown dunes in Cape Cod sparks memories of a father’s final days in Marc Frazier’s poem

The Stranger in the Mirror

Chrysanthemum Tran – “Transplant”

Heart Song

Paddy Murray eloquently shares his ‘heartfelt’ words.

The Single Woman with Guillain-Barré

I was hospitalized with a serious disease, but apparently, I had bigger problems.

A.M. Radio

In this timely poem, U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray offers a stateside soldier’s take on xenophobia.

Eight Responses to the Phrase ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’

Do you ever ask yourself that maybe the land we stand on today belonged to someone else?

There’s No Crying in Poetry

Bill Yarrow writes a surreal and humorous take on poetry, tears, and gender.

‘With Each Passing Year’

“I am sorry for all the driving, I don’t want to destroy the Earth, but there is no city that takes kindly to my footsteps when the moon is out.”

Summer Solstice

I blushed. I wanted to be cool.

My Almost Date with a Cowboy, Polebridge, Montana

Karen Paul Holmes’s poem captures the tension between desire and distaste.

A Father’s Day Memory: Powsin Spring

Sometimes the simplest memories can be the most powerful. Chris Wiewiora shares a story from his childhood in Warsaw, Poland.

A Letter Writing Mission to Break the Cycle of Father-Child Pain

“If you don’t deal with your emotions, one day your emotions are going to deal with you.” ~ J. Ivy

Man and Boy

Steve Garrett writes about the healing that can come through listening.

Beyond Unmaking

Pepper Trail’s poem is a striking meditation on the impermanence of the interrelated natural and human worlds.

In Defense of Driftwood

Peter LaBerge’s poem resonates painfully with the Orlando shooting and with the broader culture of LGBTQ victimization which enabled it.


I have grown up without the father I’ve always needed.