Category: Poetry

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.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Writing through the Work of Another Poet Named Stewart

By | Poetry

Hell flickers  in the throats of fallen birds. Dust on tongues,  how long must we wait for ashes? 

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

And Going Out in All Directions

By | Poetry

But consider the nests he made. They are like words shaped by the body which inhabits them, plaited with grass and twigs, with twine, blue ribbon, with shreds of paper.