Category Archives: Poetry

“Orlando Furioso” by Hilary Sideris

You browse E-bay. I scan Shakespeare: pleasure/ treasure, have/grave. You find a deal out loud, vieni, guarda, a leatherbound, five-hundred-year-old poem in your tongue, one you won’t read, bid on to show how you can snag a Ludovico at low … Continue reading

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“The Old Life” by Bill Pruitt

When you activate your cell phone and it shows the old time for an instant before switching to current time, do you know what that really is? It is a sleeping soldier supposed to be on guard duty, standing at … Continue reading

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“Sestina” by KA Webb

Go on and die and see if I’m bothered. See if I run down to Shit Creek like some lost pup and dig in the banks for the gaudy, god-awful ring you gave me. What made you think I’d wear … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Jim Murphy

Greenbird It’s in the pedal-steel, the press where your hands lift my battered Martin into tune—there, where you have planted root and taken wing. It’s in the mortise, in the joint— the body of this hand-hewed wood and white, wide-open … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Daniel Moore

Black Numbers on the House Of The Holy Inconsolable sky, all drizzle and fear. Should I read your tears like Braille? If somewhere thunder is beating the clouds into bowls of powder shaped by harm, is this why lightning prefers … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Charles Kell

Cenotaph There is a phenomenon amongst former prisoners where after release they begin to reconstruct the very dimensions of the cell they once were housed in. A rip inside where the action ends then begins. A clock is drawn with … Continue reading

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Three Poems by John Sullivan

The Work We Do When wind blows this bitter, nothing conscious, nothing live stays rooted long. Trees, windows buckle and snap while one man, tiny in the land, dismounts his 4X4 bushed from the last ten senseless hours and a … Continue reading

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