Category: Poetry

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Lauren, Natural History: Philadelphia, 2012

By | Poetry

I never forgot. Our home, too, would be riddled with moth dust and carpet beetles, dried pipefish, bones waiting to be articulated and identifiable.

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

My Daughter’s First Favorite Album Is Facing Future by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

By | Poetry

She’s much too young to understand our connection to Hawaii, the heritage we’re tied to by marriage and the bonds of ohana

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

October at the Monastery Farm

By | Poetry

Lurching in a wild, gesticulated dance, we whack at meaty thoraxes. Loath to let them eat the meager yield, meanly hoarded from the browning field.

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Seeing

By | Poetry

A neon sneeze, fireflies mist the jack pines.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Xyliphius Sofiae

By | Poetry

Imagine the gall not to need light at all, as if you, blindcat, were not breaking the surface of a subterranean lake, but floating in outer space.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

At Low Sun

By | Poetry

Tomorrow a soft rain will moisten the tangled peat gone dry and hard between flood tides and low water

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Grammar

By | Poetry

Remember the time I rushed into the house and woke everyone, hurrying you and the kids to the jeep? Where, Daddy? I wouldn’t say. Are you sure? you asked. Just come quickly.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

The Anesthesiologist

By | Poetry

But then what? Isn’t a little mystery the price we have to pay to see the magic? Yes, everything is a corrective to everything else.