My Ballad

Lisa Jura Golabek

  1938. “Come in before the house fills up with flies,” says the woman in the doorway, hair tightly wound in a bun. I follow her into a dark-paneled foyer, through the musty parlor of the hostel on Willesden Lane.…


Ellen Francese

Ellen Francese       I have met death / Once Twice / The ground caught me / I could not run away /

Excerpts from Simonides

Robert Crawford (poetry) Norman McBeath (photography)

Simonides is a collaboration between the poet Robert Crawford and the photographer and printmaker Norman McBeath. The work features black and white photographs paired with Scots (and English) translations


Joanna Katzen

Joanna Katzen is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music.  During the course of her studies, she took writing classes in which she discovered nonsense poetry, a form made famous by Lewis Carroll, among others.


Erica Charis

A mother’s tongue / forges sounds into syllables / blowing gently on the sparks / of recognition, traveling / from attentive ears to amazed eyes,

Sonnet 23

Jordan Casty

The moon is only good for hanging hats. / It’s lost whatever magic songs it played / And now it’s just a night-light for the rats. /

Raspberry Sorbet

April Gompers

A girl with lips the color / Of raspberry sorbet / Takes a drag of her last cigarette, / Or so she says. /

Stained Glass Sea

April Gompers

The colored air that we breathe / Ricochets from the waves / Of a stained glass sea. /