Category Archives: Poetry

Oh World, Leave Me Slowly – The New Poetry Collection from American Poet Francesca Bell

Manifest Image The man keeps telling me I am beautiful. I still look young. He says it like I’ve asked for it, but I don’t care. For him or beauty. […]

Life Unmitigated – Guest Poetry Blog # 14 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, American Poet Christopher Locke – Part One of Two

Waiting for Grace Waiting for my daughter’s school bus, a March afternoon brushed haunted and grey, I keep company with the clouds, their gaunt reflections charcoaled atop our pond, the […]

Our Mosaics of Aches – A Tribute to American Poet Jean Valentine (April 27th, 1934- December 29th, 2020)

  Bees A man whose arms and shoulders and hands and face and ears are covered with bees says, I’ve never known such pain. Another man comes over with bees […]

Joining the Unknown to the Known – Guest Poetry Blog # 13 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, Canadian Poet Terry Ann Carter – Part One of Two

  Windy Nights Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by. Late in […]

Guest Poetry Blog # 12 – Pamela Porter Features Canadian Poet Wendy Donawa – Part Two of Two

(To see Part One of Pamela Porter’s two-part guest blog post please click here.) PAMELA PORTER FEATURES CANADIAN POET WENDY DONAWA AND HER BOOK: our bodies’ unanswered questions   Wendy […]

The Danger of Poetry – Guest Poetry Blog # 12 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, Canadian Poet Pamela Porter – Part One of Two

Poem for my younger self I hid my poems from her. Stuffed them under my mattress, into my pillow case. Mother scoured my room for them. I tucked them into […]

Guest Poetry Blog # 10 – Arleen Paré features the American-Lebanese Poet and Visual Artist Etel Adnan (1925-2021) – Part Two of Two

from October 27th, 2003 I say that I’m not afraid of dying because I haven’t yet had the experience of death on the walls of an overheated bedroom images on […]

Joy Is Something You Can Wear – Two Poems by Ghanaian Poet Tryphena Yeboah and a Poem and Quotes by American Poet Ross Gay

I SING THEREFORE WE SING I need you to understand: my joy is something you can wear, too. Throw it over your head like a blessing bestowed, keep it wrapped […]

Are We A Form of Praise? The Praiseworthy New Poetry Collection, “Lent”, from the 2021 Mitchell Prize Winner, Canadian Poet Kate Cayley

Walking When the branches on the bare tree ahead turn to a red mist. When the slanted stones rising from the water at your right are a flock of crying […]

Guest Poetry Blog #11 – The Trouble With Poetry – Peggy Rosenthal Features Billy Collins – Part Two of Two

Villanelle   This first line will not go away, and though the middle ones will disappear, the third, like the first, is bound to get more play. Examples of the […]