Poetry No. 39 – Morgan Peacock

it’s keeping me up at night   Morgan Peacock is a poet, visual artist, and translator whose poetry has appeared in the Columbia Poetry Review, Second Draft Press, and the Plum Creek Review, among others, as well as in a self-published chapbook. She received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. © Morgan Peacock Photo Credit: © munandme / Adobe Stock Continue reading Poetry No. 39 – Morgan Peacock

Poetry No. 38 – Alex Wells Shapiro

Grappling for EJ the shared gaze had always been falling on avatars, – but we are young and naked because guys get changed together. – so, unleashed, following eyes, limbs forming fluid knots sliding through our own creases, – long and smooth like Medusa’s dancing hairs – giggling into submissive, one had to finish atop, and as if remote controlled, with a chin sitting where … Continue reading Poetry No. 38 – Alex Wells Shapiro

Poetry No. 37 – Thea Matthews

MARIGOLD | Tagetes erecta       – Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea Matthews earned her BA in Sociology at UC Berkeley where she studied and taught June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. She has delivered her poetry at various literary settings, some of which include Litquake, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, the National Queer Arts Festival, and the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She … Continue reading Poetry No. 37 – Thea Matthews

Poetry No. 36 – David Midkiff

Footnotes                   David Midkiff is a Pacific Northwest U.S. born poet and educator currently living in London. He writes to create a space for himself in the world. His work has previously been featured in “Window Cat” by bighugpublishing, “Resistentialism” by Poetastard Press, and the Barely South Review. In 2016, he released a self-published chapbook entitled “EdotGdot”. … Continue reading Poetry No. 36 – David Midkiff

Poetry No. 35 – Bryan D. Price

My animals are out We went to buy an angle grinder, the wheel as light as a cat’s paw. She wants to translate a chair. Give it a brand new life. Later that night— listening to the White Album in its entirety. Mixing wine with water like in the age of Cupid and Psyche. Like responsible humans not yet addicted to pain and its appetites. … Continue reading Poetry No. 35 – Bryan D. Price

Poetry No. 34 – Nolan Meditz

Montauk by Sunrise I venture the thoughts of these men who outpaced the sun to the shoreline, who weather the salt spray and uneasy perches upon the rocks that abut their island and cast their nets into receding dark. They trace a hymn in horizon fire to the pulse of the world they love and keep trying to haul up closer themselves knowing so much … Continue reading Poetry No. 34 – Nolan Meditz

Poetry No. 33 – Lisa Nance

Plagiarizing the Full Moon Chapter Of Victor Pelevin’s Omon Ra I picked up the I suddenly felt I lowered my I nodded & I ran Outside a red poster The first time I drank Was the winter of my fourteen shriveling pieces Of painful comparison with the beautiful American Flying magazine If not for the bottles of cosmic Asking “want some?” & I did I … Continue reading Poetry No. 33 – Lisa Nance

Poetry No. 32 – henry 7. reneau, jr.

WALLER COUNTY JAIL  2 BLKS for Sandra Annette Bland (Malum prohibitum) Wrong only because the law prohibits it, ———————————not because it is morally wrong. (Malum in se) The calm nurture of a Black mother’s wrath, a hollow that sorrows an endless mouth, a daughter’s dead star still burning in her eyes. Because the Law said:  failed to signal a lane change. The difference this time … Continue reading Poetry No. 32 – henry 7. reneau, jr.

Poetry 2015 – Editor’s Note

Thank you, Michelle for your wisdom, insight, and generosity! As always, after reading the work of so many artists, I feel humbled. And grateful. A call for submissions is a call to action. To all the poets who put themselves out there and submitted work to us, thank you. Michelle and I were challenged with the difficult task of selecting among so many wonderful poems.

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