Poetry

Poetry2022-01-20T08:48:31+00:00

A Poem About the Moon

Valerie Sopher

I am not putting lemons in this poem.
They’ve been taking up too much
screen time lately and people
are starting […]

Arise

Jennifer Luckenbill

She stands alone in a field,
tan prairie grass tinged with
red stretching to the rolling hills.
In one hand, a […]

At the Elysian Diner

Maureen Cosgrove

A woman in a poppy-print tent dress and a man sporting
a mud puddle-color mock turtleneck sweater take turns 

spinning yarns that […]

Come Daughter, Enter My Kiln

Mary Ellen Talley

I have never been satisfied with my own pieces

See how rough and thick the saucers are

I see my script embellishes your jacket
gloves pants cap […]

Dear Joe

Kenny Likis

We meet at last.  

I heard your name for decades but never took you seriously. I thought of you as a minor artist […]

Fever-Dream, A Poem

Kenneth Butterfield

I.

How quickly can a little nation die?
As quickly as she can let down her hair.
It isn’t right; but then, life […]

Fujita 5

Lara Hamidi-Ismert

My father used to warn me
about tornado-people—
those addicted to breaking
precious things. He said
they are sometimes unaware

Kepler—16b

Eli Coyle

Two suns like art you rose again                         In the daylight of tangerines
Beneath the binaries of […]

River Rentals

Madeline Hof

I let the sign say River Rentals
it didn’t make sense, we were nowhere near water
who would rent anything river needed […]

Sphinxed

Mary Warner

Did you hear
about the sphinx
in the high school basement?
She says she’s been

Tick-Tock Ad Hoc

Mary Ellen Talley

The grandfather clock knows all about dissection. Frogs stop ticking quicker than chickens. A tight man inside keeps dropping parts as he stretches […]

Zunguka Zunguka

Frederick Livingston

Ruti began with a reed in each hand.
She wove strands up and down
around and around,
zunguka zunguka.

Her […]