from Evolutions: poems by Cheryl Pallant

discovery heights / credit: deCultivating the Space Between It’s the light in the sky that conjures the eye that transmits the heart that foots the thrill where humanity thrives. It’s the glow in the go that propels the walk that treads the start that upends despair where lavender grows. It’s the reminder not the remainder,…

Two poems by john sweet

image credit: emexcavation 1 came out of the dentist’s office and i’d lost the poem, half my mouth numb, the other half filled with the taste of stale metal had the bill in my hand less than a quarter tank of gas fell to my knees at the edge of the parking lot and started…

Scylla – Buku Sarkar

Photo by Adro RockerCentral Park in spring was magical. Leaves began to reappear on bare trees; the sun rose earlier—soft and shy—just waking up after winter, turning everything into a warm amber. It all looked new; even the benches glowed in a different kind of radiance. As the days grew longer, so did my walks…

Two poems by Alina Stefanescu

image credit: emWhat I Sought in Bucharest, Summer of 1990 I came to talk Plotinus, Ceausescu, revolution, was given Cioran and everything, everything happened in the cradle of that language where I first heard love you, soft cadences of kisses, a mother tongue. Any fruit promised a taste of marvel, of wine or blood who…

Something About Rage and the Light Dying

padden / d.e.I hadn’t killed us yet. My dad fidgeted next to me, exhaling loudly every few moments. Always a sensitive kid, I guess I was something of a Doppler radar of other’s emotions and my father’s nerves were transmitting microwave signals to my own. DNA to DNA—pinging from him to the truck’s ceiling to…

Three poems by Clair Dunlap

bay wind / d.enckHomebody sometimes i am two people: me, and me but sadder. the space this second me inhabits is the space between the mind’s eye and the smaller me of 1998 picking her way over a rocky beach in stark relief against bleached driftwood trunks in a red coat in the rainforest, duff…

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