Category Archives: Poetry

“Fragmentation” by Brandi Bolt

When your mother told me about how you used to lay along the sidewalk and pet blades of grass, I knew that our children would be good. Their souls would stem hope from your familial roots. They would build homes … Continue reading

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“Outside Irondale” by Jesse Breite

Outside Irondale, we bought our hearts in recreational explosives, lit them with the ends of our cigarettes, and shot them from car windows. Out of gas on highway 78, grass grew through tractors, and blue jays watched. Landry pulled and … Continue reading

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“If the World Ends While I’m on Campus” by Keri Withington

If the world ends while I’m on campus If we could hold Neyland Stadium in a zombie apocalypse we’d have plenty of gates fences concessions to raid clothing too Most people wouldn’t survive the first wave, of course, campus would … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Jeffery N. Johnson

Last Ride My elder brother was a Godly sight riding that Shetland pony to the end of the pasture and back – a smiling boy on a galloping midget. She had legs in her youth, heft under hair, and enough … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Steven Knepper

The Storytellers They felt at ease within the speechless world Of beasts, in long hours spent alone in fields Or in November blinds where they became Like stones with roving eyes and rifles in Their laps. Even working side by … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Jake Sheff

To a Roadside Memorial Your teddy bear has weathered well. The plastic flowers look alive enough to fool a hummingbird; one just came by, but at the well of grief, it understood: it heard a falling leaf. A votive drive … Continue reading

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“Still Points” by Stephen Reilly

The winter of ’77 already made its mark. Snow flurries freckled Fort Lauderdale. Frost after frost froze tomatoes to the roots. Three space heaters warmed nights barely bearable in that cottage – not meant for more than the overnight stays … Continue reading

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