POETRY

31 10, 2018

George Abraham | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:56:38+00:00

i want to write about the blueberries i picked from the throat of a New England fall afternoon; how my hands plucked each branch like a familiar melody.

George Abraham | Poetry2018-11-26T17:56:38+00:00
29 10, 2018

Kwame Opoku-Duku | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:02:02+00:00

brother i was in a dream state/ Jesus was there/ & Gil Scott-Heron/ & the only sound/ the whirr of the ceiling fan/ brother/ the night we took

Kwame Opoku-Duku | Poetry2018-11-26T18:02:02+00:00
2 10, 2018

Robin Richardson | Poetry

2018-11-03T01:17:53+00:00

“You mistook his peace for shyness mistook the blue for pools the eyes for danger because all the other eyes of all the other boys hid hostage narratives”

Robin Richardson | Poetry2018-11-03T01:17:53+00:00
2 10, 2018

Rita Mookerjee | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:24:33+00:00

“I was nobody’s angel in the centerfold/too ballet scrawny to have any curves/too darkskinned to light up a room/too short to tower over my haters”

Rita Mookerjee | Poetry2018-11-26T17:24:33+00:00
2 10, 2018

Penelope Romo | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:24:48+00:00

“because i had to, because/there is no room in the anglo o rthography /for an accented o, an ó/who is a mother with an umbilical cord/hanging out loose”

Penelope Romo | Poetry2018-11-26T17:24:48+00:00
2 10, 2018

Hannah Cohen | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:25:29+00:00

“my children will begin to understand sometimes Dads are not your real Dads maybe their real Dad is still wandering no change of clothes no cash no comb”

Hannah Cohen | Poetry2018-11-26T17:25:29+00:00
2 10, 2018

Catch Business | Poetry

2018-12-10T19:24:28+00:00

“i can imagine you imagining me doing that with you like i was imagining in that moment / you never really know what the other person is thinking but i thought if we were off the clock i would try to find a way to kiss you”

Catch Business | Poetry2018-12-10T19:24:28+00:00
2 10, 2018

Alison Kronstadt | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:26:29+00:00

“& what should I have grown up to be? She tried. Parted our hair to the side. Let two boys throw love at her one stuck she thought it was a miracle.”

Alison Kronstadt | Poetry2018-11-26T17:26:29+00:00
29 08, 2018

Allyson Young | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:27:09+00:00

“According to National Geographic, scientists have now developed the technology by which to grow tiny human hearts on spinach leaves.”

Allyson Young | Poetry2018-11-26T17:27:09+00:00
30 07, 2018

Natalie E. Illum | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:17:05+00:00

“if her allergens would keep to themselves./God forbid you have to be mindful/of dairy or cross contamination./...God forbid you ever worry/about the size and symbols/of a bathroom stall.”

Natalie E. Illum | Poetry2018-11-26T18:17:05+00:00
30 07, 2018

Maitreyi Ray | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:17:23+00:00

“Slender girl with thick black plaits hides her teeth/from me when she smiles. her friendship is bravery./my body is violence.”

Maitreyi Ray | Poetry2018-11-26T18:17:23+00:00
30 07, 2018

Karen An-Hwei Lee | Poetry

2018-12-10T19:27:01+00:00

“4. “Drink a daily glass of kombucha instead of sweet tea, blue algae, or cola.”/5. “Is kombucha similar to zero-calorie water or rambutan agua fresca?”/6. “You look so young. Do you drink a lot of kombucha or is it the melanin?”’

Karen An-Hwei Lee | Poetry2018-12-10T19:27:01+00:00
30 07, 2018

Colette Arrand | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:19:09+00:00

“When cis men say they worry/about dying in the floodwaters of a former/sheet of ice, I think it must be nice, the privilege/that allows a cis man to worry about drowning…”

Colette Arrand | Poetry2018-11-26T18:19:09+00:00
30 06, 2018

Teo Mungaray | Poetry

2018-11-03T01:27:42+00:00

“funny how death isn’t much on the mind isn’t much a real thing isn’t much a/ concern until your body is a galactic crucible is a pillar of creation for the death-makers”

Teo Mungaray | Poetry2018-11-03T01:27:42+00:00
30 06, 2018

Sagirah Shahid | Poetry

2018-11-26T17:41:27+00:00

“Yesterday, I spent hours stroking the glean off my phone/until it erased every dead thing, until the dead were entwined/into its body.”

Sagirah Shahid | Poetry2018-11-26T17:41:27+00:00
30 05, 2018

Brandon Melendez | Poetry

2018-11-03T01:36:58+00:00

“if Rome had fallen here, this desert/would have made it look like the most miraculous/& inviting smoke.” “if Rome had fallen here, this desert/would have made it look like the most miraculous/& inviting smoke.”

Brandon Melendez | Poetry2018-11-03T01:36:58+00:00
30 05, 2018

Kimberly Reyes | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:26:03+00:00

“He grabs and grabs your hand and you keep going, daring and bargaining and begging for grace, trapped in all the muck and fluidity of the in between space.”

Kimberly Reyes | Poetry2018-11-26T18:26:03+00:00
26 04, 2018

Ali Rachel Pearl | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:29:33+00:00

“No. I drank the oldest lake because it was either drink that or the drink the oldest sea and I’d already drank the oldest sea a few months ago…"

Ali Rachel Pearl | Poetry2018-11-26T18:29:33+00:00
27 02, 2018

jayy dodd | Poetry

2018-11-26T18:50:06+00:00

maybe it is time for me to write poems for You. The Somebody Else. / i need to find a way to eat what comes out of me. The Wonder

jayy dodd | Poetry2018-11-26T18:50:06+00:00