Poetry

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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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I Explain the Dark Center by Lindsay Illich

by JHow May 12, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: Lindsay Illich’s “I Explain the Dark Center” carries an earthy sensuality and juxtaposes a curious combination of images: a bathtub, tomatoes, and [...]

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A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails by Pam Uschuk (including bonus interview!)

by JHow May 10, 2017

A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails So you think that you can live remote from city streets paved with bullet casings, the beheadings of girls sprayed from cable TV. [...]

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Poem in which my brother doesn’t come out to me, his gay sister by Kaitlyn Duling

by JHow May 2, 2017

Associate poetry editor Sara Ryan on today’s bonus poem: This poem by Kaitlyn Duling is intimate and moving. It questions. It quietly hints at something more. The relationship between the [...]

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Arabesque No. 1 by Lillian Kwok

by JHow April 25, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: Delicate and magical, Lillian Kwok’s poem “Arabesque” begins with birds, and dances through fantastic images of the natural world. Here unfolds a [...]

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Teachers Tell Me that from Far by Jessica Morey-Collins

by JHow April 18, 2017

Assistant poetry editor Stephen Wardell on today’s bonus poem: This poem by Jessica Morey-Collins flies in a circular motion, uniting families in the suburb with ghosts in the desert. In [...]

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Bibliophobia: Fear of Books by Cortney Lamar Charleston

by JHow March 16, 2017

Co-managing editor Jacqueline Boucher on today’s bonus poem: “Bibliophobia: A Fear of Books,” like the rest of Cortney L. Charleston’s debut collection Telepathologies, is a haunting examination of generational racial [...]

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The Emperor Has No Balls, by Lindsey Thäden

by Jacqueline August 29, 2016

Urgent and Timely Responses urges writers to engage with the news that directly affects their lives as artists and as human beings. If you would like to submit a response, [...]

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Pokedex Entry #131: Lapras by Marlin M. Jenkins

by Jacqueline August 18, 2016

Urgent and Timely Responses urges writers to engage with the news that directly affects their lives as artists and as human beings. If you would like to submit a response, [...]

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No Justice, No Peace by Alexis Sears

by Jacqueline July 30, 2016

Urgent and Timely Responses urges writers to engage with the news that directly affects their lives as artists and as human beings. If you would like to submit a response, [...]

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