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Matthew 5:13-19. poem by John Alter

Matthew 5:13-19 Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth… * yesterday in the early hours my mother died her saltiness restored all that had through the months of … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Four poems by Luca Visentini, translated from the Italian by Natasha Senjanović

The Queen From the wreckage of the last war an ancient queen appeared before me wrapped in her fragrant shawl an infant magician in hand The queen slid through the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five poems by Robert Margolis

Myopia When the two boys dragged danny posner naked out of the cabin onto and past a gravel walkway toward a grassy area so that the three girls walking along … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Five poems by Mebane Robertson

The Day Mostly It turns its back on you in your haste For the thoughtlessness of giving themes Gathered from impersonal histories of suffering. Let’s try to make it cut … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Two poems by Mebane Robertson

Honey Glazed It takes time for anEnglish boxwood to make itself noticed, Like a big fish that goes deep when everything is on fire. The land surrounding the tent was … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Boxer. poem by Gabriele Tinti, translated by David Graham

The boxer I have to go again even though  I’ve just come back even if  I’m covered in blood blood all over me everywhere that no one bothers  to wipe … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Four poems by SJ Fowler

Healing as a planet – I saw to it, Ealing as a planet earth going to its slow growth a place begging vegetable sombre, health seeking, much a taste acquired … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

To the Reader It May Concern & other poems by Arthur Case

Mnemonic Mind Melt: Some Things I Learned Today Burning Man is sometimes known as the Slut Olympics. ‘Twentysomethings’ are little more than the actualization of the dreams of past ‘twentysomethings’. … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Four poems by Jac Nelson

Marriage [mise en scène] whisper wash name /a name whispers over the wash “G- woman bosom hills /woman in the bosom of the hills o- sun desert letters /over the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Four poems by Moneta Goldsmith

Short Talk on Booksellers Anonymous asks: what is your opinion of booksellers? The earliest Assassins belonged to a small tribe descended from a region on the outskirts of ancient Phoenicia. … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Five poems by Robert Margolis

CONSTELLATION It was not intended to convey a message other than the dark street where, walking, you burned your hand waving, not intending to be seen nor to convey a … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Three Poems by Mebane Robertson

Minor Alterations They are my people.  Please, let me talk to them. They speak in tongues in the cafeteria of life on the Outside. They eat the bland food fed … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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