Category Archives : Poetry


The Morning After the War by John Blair

    Today you can’t remember anyone you ever were. If as Seneca says the past alone is certain you awake certain of nothing at all except that you woke. Perhaps not even that. It feels like the first cold morning after the end of a war, all the zealots gone or caged away, too […]


I AM LETTING YOU IN by Kathy Evans

    on a big secret On the third day of creation       eyes Once before I was born I was       a hoof Music wasn’t created yet, but       leaves were     Behind our perception of sky       another sky, darker Colors had not been […]


FOX WANTS DEATH, RABBIT WANTS FLAMES OF THREAD by Andrea Read

Download the PDF file .     Andrea Read’s poems have appeared in The Painted Bride Quarterly, 3rd Bed, and most recently in FIELD, Copper Nickel, and Parabola (forthcoming). A recipient of a National Resource Fellowship and a Tinker Foundation grant, Andrea lives with her family in Somerville, Massachusetts.


pictures I took from space by Carrie Nassif

    i. the midwife here is that distant moon here are its scaly scabs it has been battered it has like all of us a song a sonorous wheeze of hisses and harps of lilting pitches a swooping reach through black space regenerative and destructive and braking and accelerating all at once this her […]


the brain blown wide by Elizabeth Forsythe

Download the PDF file .     Elizabeth Forsythe lives and writes in Chicago, IL, where she recently earned her MFA in poetry from Columbia College. The recipient of the 2016 Jane Lumley Prize, her work can be found or is forthcoming at Hermeneutic Chaos, After the Pause, Arsenic Lobster, Blood Orange Review, By&By Poetry, […]


There Is a Wilderness, There Will Always Be by Erin Bertram

    The frisson that comes from being drawn further & further out of yourself. The fear of it—the sudden, eventual release. A full moon. A sea of a million hair-cracked emeralds. The injured shore within sight. And, on occasion, a song sung in unison flung to, chasing, the wind. A song flung overboard. The […]


Deciduous by Judy Kaber

Download the PDF file .     Judy Kaber lives in Belfast, Maine. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, both print and online, including Eclectica, Off the Coast, The Comstock Review, and The Guardian. Her contest credits include the Maine Postmark Poetry Contest, the Larry Kramer Memorial Chapbook Contest, and, most recently, second place […]


archaic fragment by Elizabeth Forsythe

Download the PDF file .     Elizabeth Forsythe lives and writes in Chicago, IL, where she recently earned her MFA in poetry from Columbia College. The recipient of the 2016 Jane Lumley Prize, her work can be found or is forthcoming at Hermeneutic Chaos, After the Pause, Arsenic Lobster, Blood Orange Review, By&By Poetry, […]


The Tuskegee Experiment by Jennifer Stella

Download the PDF file .     Jennifer Stella is a writer and a doctor. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Eleven Eleven, The Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Review, The Intima, and others. Her first chapbook, Your Lapidarium Feels Wrought, was published in March 2016 (Ugly Duckling Presse). She is currently working as a […]