Christopher Stephen Soden paints a picture of sensual satisfaction in this quiet poem.
An unfortunately-named file attachment carries with it a world of connotations in Ann Clark’s poem about a résumé and aging.
What begins as a simple nostalgic conversation turns into a much deeper emotional reconnection in RG Evans’s poem of male friendship.
Spoon Jackson knows the worst of the prison system, but THE worst thing about prison isn’t about the prisoner.
Angel Garcia’s speaker is “trying to be a good man” even as he finds himself faced with the oldest of temptations.
Mark Ward paints a chilling picture of parental abuse based on gender performance and implied sexual orientation.
If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.
Nicholas Miele takes on that most demanding of poetic forms–the sestina–to pay tribute to his Italian grandmother.
Like the ocean that it features, Matthew Hittinger’s poem alternates between stormy and dreamlike, with little interim warning.
Short, lyrical, and imagistic, Kevin Minh’s poem contains all the compact power of a baby’s heartbeat.
The heart of a man is laid out in Carlton Fisher’s visionary poem of death, dreams, and regret. A must-read for anyone who ever ponders missed opportunities.
Steven Cordova explores male kinship, competition, and the animal nature of desire in this daring poem.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.
Marcus Bright calls for action in educational reform.
So many little girls have been taught to be sweet at all costs. N.C. Harrison examines the life and times of a female wrestler who broke that rule…and plenty of others.
Slow down, breathe, enjoy every moment. Learn to focus on what’s in front of you, and find peace in whatever you do.
Aaron W. Voyles reminisces about the impact of debauchery on his freshman hall.
Mothers of black boys, dead or alive, live with an unspoken sadness due to the loss of their children’s perceived innocence.
Now that he’s a father, David Ewald finds that watching on-screen violence isn’t what it used to be.
No matter how you categorize it, rejection hurts and it’s deeply personal. But it can be handled with grace and aplomb.
“We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our kids, that we forget to leave better kids to our planet.”-Gerry Burnie
Does fitness depend on your state? Josh Magill discusses.
Rumors of the death of American democracy are greatly exaggerated.
Some people think a sequel to Palahniuk’s epic novel (and subsequent film) is blasphemy. David Guba, on the other hand, is pumped.
or, How the Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign I Made is Being Manufactured and Donated to Colleges.
There you see several photos proudly displayed around the room. In every single one of them they are dressed as a clown.
This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.
Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.
What does it look like to the other person when you can’t put your phone down while having a conversation? This video nails it.