Thanksgiving with the Homeless Men of Starbucks

In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.

The West’s Crafty Men: The Hopes And Fears Of The Arab World

Hajaya, a Beaudin poet, takes on politics and protest through poetry. Here’s how it’s shaping the Arab community.

The Pain of Separation and the Love Within

Poet Brian Bowers on grief and goodbyes, and the way love is woven through them both.

You Have Your Father’s Face

Noah Stetzer offers an intense, imagistic meditation on transformation.

Adrenaline Rush

When all you need for an adrenaline rush is to get pulled over when you have dark skin.

Before April

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.

A Veteran’s Day Poem

In honor of our United States veterans.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

One grunge rock anthem reveals the connections and disconnections between two brothers.

What is the Measure of a Man?

Dr. Kwame Brown is tired of society both believing, and teaching that strength lies in a man’s ability to subjugate, hurt, and kill.

November Now

“Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. . . . Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.”

The Day After the Elections

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.

Blue November

Start November with this wise and meditative poem from Denton Loving.

‘What if Bullets had a Union to Protect them from Being Fired?’

Christopher Michael speaks out on police violence.

…in this loneliness

Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.

Tending the Gaps

Lynn Marie Houston reveals how deeply a man’s sense of loss can cut, even when viewed from a distance.