Poetry

Just Tying Up Loose Ends

Poetry Issue #47

Language

By Nadia Alexis

 

The ocean swallowed a father./My father’s father whole. His father ate/ too many hearts of chicken & women. He ate/his children. My father, one of them./By the time my mother & father walked…
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Lisa Beech Hartz

Solace and Self-Expression

Erin Post interviews
Lisa Beech Hartz

 

Managing editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Issue #46 featured poet Lisa Beech Hartz. Here’s what Lisa had to say about editing a manuscript, her dual focus on art and writing, her mission to bring poetry to underserved communities, and more… 
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Poetry Issue #46

Nude Study from Life, Lee Krasner, 1938

By Lisa Beech Hartz

 

Crossing 8th Street in the rain Igor laughed, /
dropped your hand. I like being with an ugly woman. / Angle of the streetlight, silvering everything, even / his careless mouth. It makes me feel more handsome.
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Kelly Weber

Natural Juxtapositions

Aurora Nowak interviews
Kelly Weber

 

Poetry co-editor Aurora Nowak recently had this exchange with Issue #45 featured poet Kelly Weber. Here’s what Kelly had to say about finding inspiration in the natural world, how substructure informs subject, the important of mentors, and more… 
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Treasure

POETRY ISSUE #45

Where it Hunts

By Kelly Weber

 

On a day still half-winter, I hike a trail through the short grass prairie on the edge of town named for / a woman who willed that it be preserved. Meadowlarks whistle yellow holes in the air from the posts / rising out of the ground. Ripples circle outward from the mallards floating in the shallow pools…
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John Leonard

Be Kind, Be Understanding

Candelin Wahl interviews
John Leonard

 

Poetry co-editor Candelin Wahl recently had this exchange with Issue #44 featured poet John Leonard. Here’s what John had to say about crafting opening and ending lines, experimentation with form in poetry, the role of a mentor, and more… 
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For Tony

POETRY ISSUE #44

It Makes You Wait for It

By John Leonard

 

I feel like I’m stuck in a rural Texas town
with no gas money to get myself home,
and if I kept walking until I found a new town,
it would probably be the same town…
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Joshua Sassoon Orol

A Slightly Different Truth

Candelin Wahl interviews
Joshua Sassoon Orol

 

Poetry co-editor Candelin Wahl recently had this exchange with Issue #43 featured poet Joshua Sassoon Orol. Here’s what Joshua had to say about their Jewish identity, writing as a trans person, their approach to drafting a poem, and more… 
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Image: "Trophees by Nelly Sanchez, collage, 40x30 cm., 2018

POETRY ISSUE #43

Shoshana’s Mother

By Joshua Sassoon Orol

 

אמא של שושנה
How does a mother teach a son
about the body of a woman?
A teen in need of a shave
I pop open
the microwave…
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Rip Apart & Reassemble the World

Candelin Wahl interviews
Alexa Doran

 

Poetry co-editor Candelin Wahl recently had this exchange with Issue #42 featured poet Alexa Doran. Here’s what Alexa had to say about being a feminist, the art of Leah Dockrill, women Dada artists, and more… 
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