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01.31.17 Posted in today's words by

Cassie Premo Steele’s most recent poem to appear here was “Let Go” (July 2016) Today By Cassie Premo Steele Some days you wake up and it’s morning and the sun comes running like he’s on a race track and the oval is all he can handle over and over in the same circle and you join […]


01.30.17 Posted in today's words by

Union By Catriona Knapman (Jinotega, Nicaragua, 2009) Times of silhouettes, long shadows, dry yawns, tight arms. Times of cold floors, grass whispers, water mirrors. Times when the lines of man can be undrawn. A boat’s silhouette carves a half smile into dawn. This is how to rise, not in revolution, but in rhythm: turn of […]

Somber Garb

01.29.17 Posted in today's words by

Charlene James-Duguid’s most recent poem to appear here was “On His Birthday” (December 2016) Somber Garb By Charlene James-Duguid The Walking Wounded Step Round Me. They, and I, afraid to touch our Half Lives. Cautioned by the Sun, “Leave space between your atoms.” It advised, “Too dense a mass and you will implode.” In lieu of […]


01.28.17 Posted in today's words by

Rae Spencer’s most recent poem to appear here was “Duality” (November 2016) Entropy By Rae Spencer Yarn and ink and memory Looped into patterns Illusions of order I tie loose ends Trying to finish Scarves and poems Before they unravel Into abstract skeins Tangled, like yesterday Where the past I remember is not What anyone else […]


01.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Jeremy Nathan Marks’ most recent poem to appear here was “The tall glass towers” (January 2014) Guns  By Jeremy Nathan Marks Nearly every night now my wife will wake startled at having seen guns in her dreams Sometimes they come up as flowers in carefully tended gardens she says their bullets passing through the air with […]

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