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Category Archives: Poetry
Introduction to Poetry, Issue 77 Please enjoy the slate of innovative poets kicking off 2021—a year, I pray, will be healthy, and productive for all y’all: “After the Singularity, the Programmer Goes for a Walk” by Stephanie Yue Duhem (Austin, … Continue reading
Stephanie Yue Duhem After the Singularity, the Programmer Goes for a Walk A hedge of hawthorn scythed by moonlight. Mute fronds palm the sky like penitents. A yellow plastic bat in the white snow. I … Continue reading
Lisa Creech Bledsoe Web Breaker I have decided not to wait. The sky-blue Commelina blossom lasts only one day. Nothing happens later— it’s all now. This morning’s fog is slowly melting against the spider webs slung hickory to hawthorn … Continue reading
Oliver Smith Apnea Your eyes unclosed, star-fractured, gasping from a wild ocean of dark planet-fall // The-slow turn of the engine-heart lost in storms-unmasked—this atmosphere of red pain, incandescent-flux-in-flood // Your breath stolen, dislocated in sharp fragments and-empty fractures … Continue reading
Elizabeth J. Coleman Blue Planet, 1990 They seem at home in the photo, the two boys who kiss on the subway platform at Voorhis Avenue in Brooklyn, back when it was in black and white. They seem … Continue reading
Nikoline Kaiser Nykken I have not seen the ocean, I’ve never been to the sea; so, imagine that I, who am devoted, have been in pain, all this time. That I have struggled to the miniature shore of a pond—small, … Continue reading
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios The Wound Beautiful I was born to the coldness of Icelandic stones. Finnish Sisu deep in my veins leads me past the icy scar of Mother’s thin lip and whip, a mark laid on my worth: never … Continue reading
Babo Kamel One day, they say I will fly. But not today I wake under a sky wrapped in violet. The sun shimmers silver over a place unmapped. Thirst drives me to a prism of water. Each drop carries … Continue reading
RK Rugg The Beasts Are Gods Erasure Poem Baruch 6, the Epistle of Jeremiah You shall see in Babylon their gods. They holdeth a sceptre as a man and … Continue reading