Poetry

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Poetry by TC Tolbert

Poetry by TC Tolbert

  Tau(gh)t for madeline   I go back to that no and I sing from it. I practice epilogue: needlethreadepi- thelium.  As what constitutes mean is the variance.  Perhaps I fly hollow.  Into some you, then.  And rest.  And where will the drama queen darling?  My tongue is thin without your tongue to build a […]

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Three Poems by Kate Eichhorn

Three Poems by Kate Eichhorn

from Fieldnotes,  a forensic   Ethnographic frailties or the failing of fieldnotes. Trying ruminations troubling my informants: (some) other ill-powerful society. I felt a responsibility to revise “my village” and to “get it right.” They were really my best draw unveiling their secrets. The conflicted piecing of voices. Contexts. Aristocratic clans. The women “animals” admitted […]

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A Poem by Eileen Myles

A Poem by Eileen Myles

BP   If I set my blackberry at ‘normal’ what will I get besides a paler icon on its screen that’s silent and that seems weird who taught their students to never say weird. I’d be speechless so much of the time. In fact ‘weird’ is the mitten I keep my normal in so there. […]

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Three Poems by Jerome Sala

Three Poems by Jerome Sala

THE STREET “The populist slogan ‘Save Main Street not Wall Street’ is…totally misleading…it overlooks the fact that what keeps Main Street going under Capitalism is Wall Street.” – Slavoj Zizek when people refer to The Street they only mean one street the one with the wall at the end it’s the only street left in […]

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Five Poems by Vyt Bakaitis

Five Poems by Vyt Bakaitis

Eight Distinctions For the lucky few there is no tomorrow, only the day after You may not see it coming, only what’s here already In the class on market values, I am the one who pays attention Of the two you meet in the road, I alone tell the truth Fear they’d lived with was […]

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Two Poems by Ana Božičević

Two Poems by Ana Božičević

A Poem for You   I wanted to write a poem so full of spirit-lite™ that my father would finally like it, that would bring him easy peace. I wanted to write a poem so wise, yet tailored for one sitting that even Mom would understand, and say: Yes, in that way women agree with […]

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Two Poems by Melissa DeGezelle

Two Poems by Melissa DeGezelle

The Moms after Kristen Hatch   The moms think they are prettier than other moms underdogging swings. The moms are dough- rise perky and kind of definitely smell like dominant. The moms care about unique and revolutionary folding systems, but maybe they don’t really. It only took four hours to knit this sweater, the moms […]

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A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn

A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn

On the Island of Adopted Children I. Things no one talks about: Family resemblance The seashore at dusk The cost of gasoline   II. A fetus Floating slick in expectation How can it know that island folk Stand three deep on the beaches Rolling “mother,” “father,” “child” around on their tongues.   III. How to […]

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A Poem by Gregory Laynor

A Poem by Gregory Laynor

IN THE LANGUAGE OF REAL MEN Aloha elegant gunfire men Father me online language Fuel the anagram engine Then file an analog genre Men flee eating granola A hot Reagan enema A lean fuming grantee hole Oh genteel managerial fun Anal hoagie gentlemen fur Reanimate a flung on Hegel Negate a long fern email A […]

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Five Poems by Andy Frazee

Five Poems by Andy Frazee

from Index Nature is a haunted house—but Art—is a house that tries to be haunted                     – Emily Dickinson A   Alba, re: aubade [NOTE] [All this, I think, in the published version]: Buster Keaton: I don’t want to be autobiographical. B. K.’s Shadow: No [TRANSCRIPTION] Along the right side of one page [PERSONAL NOTE: […]

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Two Poems by Sarah Sarai

Two Poems by Sarah Sarai

One Day a Year You Can Take Something Home from the Met You have to have been born one block from the Long Island Sound. The museum’s insurance company requires proof Louie’s was serving clam chowder that night. Your parents’ bed would have had to be, of course, your first mattress and when you think […]

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