In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.
Poet Brian Bowers on grief and goodbyes, and the way love is woven through them both.
Noah Stetzer offers an intense, imagistic meditation on transformation.
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.
One grunge rock anthem reveals the connections and disconnections between two brothers.
Dr. Kwame Brown is tired of society both believing, and teaching that strength lies in a man’s ability to subjugate, hurt, and kill.
“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.”
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.
Start November with this wise and meditative poem from Denton Loving.
Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.