Read, or listen to Daniel Roy Connelly read, his poem to his son on confronting “the black dog” of depression.
A poem reflecting on life lessons from father
Shades of noir as John Trigonis draws meaning from subtlety in this quiet, profound poem.
A father’s firmness and a young man’s growth are the focuses of Ivan Kershner’s tight, compelling poem.
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus presents his nominees for the 2016 Best of the Net Awards
Lee Patton’s poem provides a stark look at southern poverty.
Ray McManus looks at how boys test each other in death-defying ways in this summer poem.
From a breakfast Danish to the streets of Paris, Tina Cane recounts the travails and pleasures of bad choices.
A trip through the Provincetown dunes in Cape Cod sparks memories of a father’s final days in Marc Frazier’s poem
In this timely poem, U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray offers a stateside soldier’s take on xenophobia.
Bill Yarrow writes a surreal and humorous take on poetry, tears, and gender.
Karen Paul Holmes’s poem captures the tension between desire and distaste.
Pepper Trail’s poem is a striking meditation on the impermanence of the interrelated natural and human worlds.
Peter LaBerge’s poem resonates painfully with the Orlando shooting and with the broader culture of LGBTQ victimization which enabled it.
Grant Clauser reflects on how hard it can be to communicate love in the human world.
Ashley Inguanta delivers powerful, earned emotion in this brief poem on boundaries and love’s expansiveness.