I stay in my bed, I wrap myself in dreams where nothing can be broken.
Mystical images pervade Adam Hughes’s poem on life’s very real and very disorienting shifts.
Oklahoma Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers reflects on the pleasures and discontents of rural life.
Maybe the rain is sweet because it falls through so much of the world…even sweetness can scratch the throat, Grandma said, so stir the sugar well.
“It takes so little to fill, then break, the heart,” says William Reichard, encapsulating tenderness in two verse paragraphs.
Adele Kenny expands a moment of beauty into a moment of intimacy.
Paradise is a world where everywhere is a sanctuary and nothing is a gun.
Gary Bouchard’s poem isn’t “ripped from the headlines”; it is a headline. Not to mention a razor sharp persona poem on male desire and small town expectations.
Disheartened for 14 years after physical injury lead to chronic pain and feeling useless, this author found purpose in his internationally acclaimed poetry.
Ray McManus ties manspreading to entitlement politics in this surprising poem.
Warriors of the heart.
An excerpt from a poetic manuscript exploring how to resist patriarchy and reclaim manhood.
Joy Ladin conveys the surreal sense of loss and defamiliarization that accompanies the aftermath of a divorce.
A father laments about the injustice he feels …
Stephen Scott Whitaker invokes the natural world to articulate moments of human connection.