Tag Archive: Poetry

excerpts from Autoimmune Autobiography — Bonnie Emerick

  Click Images to Enlarge.   *** Bonnie Emerick has taught at colleges in Savannah, Baltimore, New York City, and Colorado. Her poetry has been published in print anthologies as well as print… Continue reading

Avant-Garde — Thomas Piekarski

1. Virtuoso Gaudi, Picasso, Mozart of Modern Poetry, come forth. Pour your soul into the mold, let it cool into its natural shape. Behold the onerous obstructions ahead, maudlin gods, banshees, dead leprechauns… Continue reading

Callbacks — J. M. McBirnie

                              “The only easy day was yesterday.”                               —An unofficial motto of the U.S. Navy SEALs Prologue My back presses against the panes of the door. Behind its glass the drowsy ashes cast their delicates,… Continue reading

Stories — Sandra Kohler

“…what really happened only becomes truly real once we have imagined it, that is, once we have told it to ourselves as if it were a story.” Javier Marais Scant slant light, gray… Continue reading

4 Poems — Kevin Rabas

Boom Town “We used to hunt mushrooms   where your house is,” I tell Michelle. The big   houses went in around us, the cows gone   we used to shoo from the baby pool, the… Continue reading

4 Poems — Gerry LaFemina

Ballot Box The only time I ran for office the returns were delivered by our civics teacher. Since my nomination my campaign had been phenomenal, and if casinos gave odds for high school… Continue reading

Outpatient — Ema Dumitriu

My love for this language Is custom-made Stockholm Syndrome >A feral flying swan Its neck into the future Its feet into the past            (I love and bleed. Is that not            how it is… Continue reading

Soul and Egg — Sara Wainscott

This comic is part of an ongoing mash-up experiment. In this project, I’ve used Winsor McKay’s hundred-year-old comic strip “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend” as a given form and placed it in conversation… Continue reading

3 poems — Cal Freeman

Discussing Escher’s “Puddle” with my Father That your mind weren’t made of time and water, father. A puddle in tire tracks, a reflection of shagged larches, wet boot prints in the muck. It… Continue reading

4 Poetry Collages — Susan Yount

Click images to enlarge.   *** Susan Yount is the Editor and Publisher of Arsenic Lobster; works fulltime at the Associated Press; teaches online poetry workshops at the Rooster Moans and is the… Continue reading

3 Poems — Paul Siegell

Source material: Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck (Grove Press, 2003). M__TM___RE (186) with his long to hum and one. He would finish with a… Continue reading

2 poems — Todd McCarty

The following poems are from a manuscript titled Rock Leaf River. They focus on the photographs of Andy Goldsworthy. Water and Leaves Sometimes it’s about the floating and not being carried off. How… Continue reading