Poetry

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Two Poems by Rita Stein

Two Poems by Rita Stein

    Seasonal Affect   If I walk on the sunny side          Now that I know I’m doing it                     Then I pump my arms   And try to laugh off the cold edge of imitation   I don’t regret the season of not going   Slumping on the subway                                          Sexy moves like […]

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Two Poems by Marisa Crawford

Two Poems by Marisa Crawford

  from He Won’t Buy Me Bloomie’s   *   Otherworldly whimsy. Blushing toward a feeling of death.   Clothes that look severely expensive. Luxury brands that aren’t really a luxury at all.   If you buy the perfume today, you essentially get a goody bag with it.   Buying clothes you don’t like. Running […]

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Four Poems by Jos Charles

Four Poems by Jos Charles

  TRIGGER WARNING   when i was 3, i could sing the batman theme.   the family was impressed. uncle would request   batman tapes from that guy mom   knew across the way from grandfather’s place.   i was told i had ‘speech issues.’ i would often misuse   ‘a’s. warm became worm. harm […]

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Poetry by Tim Keane

Poetry by Tim Keane

  An Erased Rauschenberg     compositions exist, not unchanged               valuable,   well,        real     trash can’t find something as-if     put I before the long city               realize cuff-demarcations   a little nothing, invitingly composed               of age, handkerchief, and officious hopes     one reality suggests climbing imagery               but we is goat […]

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Two Poems by Jessica Comola

Two Poems by Jessica Comola

  It Is, Indeed, Reminiscent of the Real Thing   Higher in whole armor I come. And soon he’ll get his updo and soon my metallsucher will have his magnets.   A benefice a bob a brig of ingrown pruned roses, the place a tiny statue with its tiny mewing mouths in Christana in a […]

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Two Poems by Carolyn Hembree

Two Poems by Carolyn Hembree

    Conjures the raven—   shaggy-throat! shit-eater! old ballyhoo!   black our head- lights, bank our chevy hull our   dog pens dovecotes milk crates   where drowse our blue tick bobcat grouse, dove   drown us in rain- bow oil plumage   hinterland my bones   stomping ground my ribcage   stone’s throw […]

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Poetry by Steve Benson

Poetry by Steve Benson

  Never hear, never see     About two weeks ago after a nearly sleepless night I drove an hour from working at a public school in the hills to an appointment in the city with a doctor specializing in treating periodontal problems. I stopped for a haircut with a barber in the city whose […]

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Poetry by Susan Landers

Poetry by Susan Landers

I wish I had a complete record On the corner of Wayne once a man and Wyneva once Louden was a lot once a building. A grassy lot in place of a brick building with brick porches on a brick road for firm footing. The building was named for a street named for no one. […]

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Poetry by Candy Shue

Poetry by Candy Shue

  Meet Me at the Center of the Earth — after Nick Cave’s Soundsuits     1. bodies name the sound they make all this hullabaloo an outstretched arm festooned with ivy sequins         2. bride of tessera decor becomes body — history’s second- hand sweaters         3. tresses […]

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Two Poems by Burt Kimmelman

Two Poems by Burt Kimmelman

Robin, Spring The robin, claws hidden in tall grass, hops forward and sings a solitary note, hops once more, stopping to sing two notes, which loop through the air, then tilts its head to eye the ground, flies off to a nearby tree. Thanksgiving Morning Red flowers on their stems in a glass vase of […]

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Three Poems by Christine Kanownik

Three Poems by Christine Kanownik

  Neighbor Dear neighbor, I want to say this correctly, you are a fine neighbor, listen to me say, fine neighbor, we are even pleasant with each other. Oh neighbor, fine neighbor, say it different, good neighbor, I presume. Sorry neighbor, I’ve dedicated myself to the above. Sorry neighbor, we are finally above ground. It […]

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Two Poems by Deirdre Flood

Two Poems by Deirdre Flood

  “I am a Roving Gambler, How do you do?”1 And the blue guy is gonna pop out from behind a car Cause Mwani says ‘you’re the chosen one’ This morning turning on Grand from Calamus Avenue Three butterflies danced by the metal poles on the bridge. The ones I used to walk along gripping […]

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Two Poems by Shane Allison

Two Poems by Shane Allison

    Fireworks   Live Free or Die Crack the Sky! Crown Brocade Pyro Pulverizer Golden Pyro Fusion Flying Aerial Circus Repeater Phandemonium Bada Bing! Bada Boom! Komodo 3000 Rocket Pearl Twitter Glitter Toot ‘N Twirl Yellow Jacket Jumping Jacks Silver Salute Blue Stars Hissing Cobra Cuckoo Fountain Violets and Crimson Peacock Mountain Tiger Fur […]

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Poetry by Charles Bernstein

Poetry by Charles Bernstein

  Also Rises the Sun     SepticemiaWithHalfCockedSmile reposted your blog DeadDollTantrums reblogged this from TheyShootHowlingPrairieDogsDon’tThey BarelyAtheist shared your deletion FocussedOnShimmer blogged your reposting TotallyWithoutAwe favored your share SlantRhyme liked comment OpalescentSenescence unsubscribed DefrockedCrock blocked your posts Whimsey’sAmnesia friended your status FlagrantPhallicy copied your reposting PotbelliedSpoiler moved your share StubbedToe skipped your comment JiltedDoorframe marked […]

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Two Poems by Patricia Spears Jones

Two Poems by Patricia Spears Jones

  Dinner with the ghost of Lorenzo Thomas   He was wearing a dapper suit and midnight blue brocaded tie–no stripes on him. There was a sparkle in his brown eyes/his ghost was most corporeal   You’re still curious about the world, I asked.   “Oh yes”, said he spying an Obama 2012 poster.   […]

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Two Poems by Elizabeth Robinson

Two Poems by Elizabeth Robinson

  Cherimoya   The tongue conformed itself   around this large glossy darkness,     a groove cut from its own kernel, whose tartness cut     the overwhelming sweetness of the tongue congealing   around the seed.     The very notion of sweetness, what is sweetness, how does the flesh   cloy to […]

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Poetry by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

Poetry by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

  Clapping Hands (Portrait of Beth Weisser)   a thought in bow a, passing, into hours a taking into hand beprettying a thought in bow in promise and in postponement in agency, in so long being in agency, contrary purposes. a taking into hand a, passing, into hours beprettying a thought in bow a taking […]

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Three Poems by Laura Neuman

Three Poems by Laura Neuman

  storm clouds will poison you   Dear Infant/Hydrangea, Chains of those flowers will forever connect whatever you’re reading with what I’m reading, what you taste with this next thought. That’s a culture, conjoined. The animals don’t like this. They tear at my shirt, slobber and tell me material is caring more about what’s present […]

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Poetry by Joseph Torra

Poetry by Joseph Torra

  from Time Being   Julia and I clean out my studio and the little room behind water’s been getting in moldy sponge cakes sprout from linoleum throw out two boxes of trash organize paintings and painting desk paints brushes boxes of little cut out pieces unfinished collage sits on the desk last pieces waiting […]

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Poetry by Michael Snediker

Poetry by Michael Snediker

  Philosopher’s Window for A.G.   Massachusetts Aschenbach, there is no dying, just   memory/                      its pursuit.   What we desired was/ remembering one’s desires   which were      remembering if only one   could just remember/ that sea   on which we look beyond its metaphor   or if/   there were some […]