From the Mostar Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge, atrocity leaves us “without a metaphor.”
ICE conducted sweeping raids in immigrant communities last week. Still, so many white moderates “try the impossible /not to witness.”
Edward J. Santella celebrates the strength of women in immigrant families.
In Leona Sevick’s poem, a daughter of Korean immigrants grapples with the loneliness that can reside at cultural intersections.
Soodabeh Saeidnia’s “Two Micro-Poems” captures our present sense of disunity and the accompanying sorrow.
The first poem in our Immigration and Xenophobia series should frighten and embolden you.
Desire and death are never far apart; neither are beauty and tragedy.
“Never with a doll or book /you listen to crickets”–an evocative lyric that reminds us of the power of the image.
A poem we received on November 9th.
Does becoming a parent damage one’s happiness? Or is language really just that slippery?
Gary Bouchard’s “headline poem” is part quirk, part admiration; a blank verse soliloquy uttered by a man who appreciates the value of boots — “Soles, holes and all the sweet manure they hold!”
Anuja Ghimire juxtaposes the personal and the political in her recollection of the 1991 assassination of Indian ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
In the wake of Susan Olsen’s homophobic rant, Jeffrey Berg’s bold reimagining of Mike Brady raises provoking ideas about sexuality, fatherhood, and American manhood.
We start 2017 with Mark Ward’s exhortation that poetry embrace “the callous bark,” since “to beautify /the world [we] cannot be contained in stanzas.”
Looking back and moving forward.
Honored that Hannah Lee Jones’s poem is our last for 2016. It’s a fitting one to go out on for us who feel “abandoned in that snow country”; “a howl with no walls to receive it.”