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Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God by Colby Cotton

by JHow August 11, 2017

Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God It was just as likely you were making love to God in a long column of shade, that He drove your [...]

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Sweat of Thy Face by Emilia Phillips

by JHow August 8, 2017

Sweat of Thy Face For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft —1 Samuel 15:23 When Mrs. Oake put her chubby sneakered feet on the desk, the grey muumuu slid [...]

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New Palmyra by Emily Jaeger

by JHow August 3, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: “New Palmyra” is a poem of dichotomies. In carefully constructed couplets, Emily Jaeger combines poetry of place with portraiture. What emerges is [...]

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Slipping by Carolyn Orosz

by JHow July 27, 2017

Slipping I wheel the body through the vet-hospital. She is all limbs. Baby-thing. It’s the beginning of the poem now so something has to happen. Warm, soft enough still for [...]

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Mystery Schools by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

by JHow July 24, 2017

Mystery Schools When gods didn’t have bodies, humans gave human emotions and human desires to the rain, and the dark, and the way that dust particles looked in the light [...]

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Still Life by Brenda Miller and Lee Gulyas

by JHow July 20, 2017

Still Life When my cat was alive, and even days before her death, she brought in dead or half-dead creatures for my perusal. She lay them at my feet—their animal [...]

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I Am Pretending to be Something I Am by Tyler Barton

by JHow June 13, 2017

I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am Since he was sixteen, my son and I have been playing this game I call Empathy Chicken. It’s a little like a [...]

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Sailing Sounds Like This by Christopher Vondracek

by JHow June 7, 2017

Sailing Sounds Like This I heard NPR’s All Things Considered host Melissa Block interview Todd Snider, a musician, about a favorite “song of summer,” and he said what I thought [...]

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Rubber Bubble Rubble by Serena Eve Richardson

by JHow June 5, 2017

Rubber Bubble Rubble Children who lose balloons pop throw up their arms, and watch, outstretched. Bursts wait on the puffed purses of their mouths as their eyes chew every bob, [...]

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The Gaffe by Mehdi M. Kashani

by JHow May 30, 2017

The Gaffe The film was about making a drama, which was about making a thriller, which was about making a comedy about the making of a horror flick. There were [...]

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