Category:Guest Artists

Charades and Four Other Poems

Robert Carr

Confessional I want to be inside the wooden ribcage of a god. I want to fold my clothes in a small room with a red velvet curtain. I’d confess: Once, on the Boston Common, I kissed a stranger in a

Social Distance and Two Other Poems

Eileen Cleary

Social Distance Like the car-heavy bison on the ruined road in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone, she keeps her home here. A raven stretches its wings atop a crucifix in spring as Maria farms her atomic land. Armored bugs threaten her crops.…

4 New Poems

Charles Simic, Former U.S. Poet Laureate

Black Cat The hush of a summer morning Bathed in the light of sunrise Drew me to the open window And the astounding beauty Of every flower and tree in my yard, Never did I suspect fraud, Till I happen…

Five Poems

Brenda Miller

Stake as in burned at for heresy or misunderstanding— martyrdom or taken in error, mistaken for witch or saint, flames a punishment or cleansing, depending on where you stand. Flint or flesh, kindling or heartwood (the heart is the last…

“Marking Time” and Other Poems

Karen Klein

Marking Time I. Words for wanting contain ‘L’: lonely garrulous old. To make the sound your tongue touches the top of your palette leaving a little space beneath for moisture to pool like the still pools of water in hollow…

Excerpts from “Alva and the Beast”

L.S. McKee

These poems are excerpted from a series in progress currently titled “Alva and the Beast.” This project, through its central character Alva, explores tropes of passion, longing, loss, and mortality through the lens of nature and technology—and how these two…