His brother taught him a healthy approach to masculinity, which has carried him throughout his life.
A father’s firmness and a young man’s growth are the focuses of Ivan Kershner’s tight, compelling poem.
Adulthood is impossible to shoulder when we’re carrying it alone, instead of with a tribe.
Ray McManus looks at how boys test each other in death-defying ways in this summer poem.
Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ My godmother Joni and I had been driving for twelve…
I’m excited for you to start your next chapter. There are many opportunities available to you now that won’t be available at any other time in your life.
Pepper Trail’s poem is a striking meditation on the impermanence of the interrelated natural and human worlds.
A man reflects on his father’s militant discipline and why he believes it made him a better man.
Seven harmful traits we can get rid of when measuring what a man is.
A father reflects on his changing relationship with his growing daughter in Benjamin Myers’s tender poem.
Army veteran and GMP favorite Dwight Gray shares a winning poem on war, socialization, and one boy’s path to soldierhood.
I find myself talking to friends who have already done this stage of parenting and telling them, “I’m not gonna be able to do this.”
Joy Ladin employs a stark, visceral metaphor in this account of an unforgettable childhood lesson.
As a person, parent, adult, or worker–what don’t you believe in, hold to, or trust anymore?
Sean Swaby reflects on what it means to take what you are given and make something out of it.
Dean Kostos uses the tight repetition of the ghazal form to create a powerful meditation on boyhood and growth.