Yuko Otomo

Albers and Morandi: Never Finished 1. seeing I prefer to see with the closed eyes. - j. a. To achieve understanding, it is necessary not to see many things, but to look ...

Don Yorty

A homeless woman with her legs spread on a park bench looks ready to shit. Good God she is pulling her pants down with paper towels about to do it. Vacationing anarchists are camped out by the water fountain. It is hot...

William Considine

You cannot and should not enter The House of the Inquisitor. Its pale stone frontage with carved floral ornaments is locked And uninviting. It was built in 1780 - so late! - when this town Was larger than any in your c...

Sparrow

The Brothers Silver: A Poet’s Novel by Marc Jampole Poets write novels invertedly; the language comes first, then the plot ‒ if there even is a plot. In his Acknowledgments, Marc Jampole mentions a number of poems t...

Kelly Cowan

playing Visit California CD 8 songs - “get into that unique California state of mind” on exercise bike building muscle after surgery Mamas and Papas - in rhythm Kool & the Gang - now I’m moving w/ cooke...

John Pietaro

Edward D. Wood, Jr., Selected Poems, Unexpurgated Edition Black Scat Books, 2020 Yes, it really is that Ed Wood. Recalled in cult movie circles as the bizarro planet’s Orson Welles, Wood was writer-director-producer ...

Francine Witte

In the shark world, even, there are rules, laws about sleepswimming and razor teeth and what the sharkbelly wants. Like my father and his own rules, laws for his kingdom, our tiny apartment with the neighbors’ fo...

Peter Bushyeager

It’s November and there’s a steady stream without stagnation or scum as glitter resurfaces in the trash mound political races raise fear and candidates come clean about dark money cast into shady corners. Po...

Greg Masters

Broadway for Paul by Vincent Katz Knopf $27 Often matter-of-fact in tone, stripped of rococo embellishment or flowery pretense, these poem-objects by poet, art writer and translator Vincent Katz stand as testimony to k...

Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

Mac Davis died today He wrote music for Elvis, or something I was a terrible flute player I'm not sure if I remember it correctly I'm not sure why my memories are so fuzzy about it, either I was having some bouts of ...