Ron Kolm

Classical Music Lover I was sitting behind the cash register In Eastside Bookstore On a warm summer afternoon In June, 1976. The evening junkie group nod Hadn’t started yet, But they would eventually Shuffle in...

Phillip Giambri

The Meaning of Existence Two grungy old winos with damaged faces, sitting on the window ledge of the vitamin store on First Ave @ 14th sharing a bottle in a bag, bummin’ smokes from passersby, and discussing ...

Jim Leftwich

Puzzles Partly, He Shoe Moments falsify no aspect of talisman or tale. Nor talus as source of value, nor described by the book in uncharted enchantment, entire hand-picked shifting presents, p resents, pre sents, shriek s...

Valery Oisteanu

Yevgeny Yevtushenko has Left the Planet On a quiet Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma A Russian poet dies, smiling in his dream All his life he waited for springtime But spring never arrived, only sounds The sound of wind w...

Tom Savage

The Last Time I Met Allen Ginsberg I was walking through Tompkins Square Park About two years after the brain surgery From which I was still recovering. I saw Allen. He came toward me. He touched me in the center of ...

Michael Lindgren

Siren It calls, of course: a deep whisper asking for the slender trickle, to dim the corners and elevate. To spread warmth, dissipate, cajole, enjoin. Answer the call. Thin air, cold snow, speak plainly about p...

Carl Watson

Enjambment Gravity made this planet, sucking in rock dust And gas, which, pressurized, went round. Reproduction is a gravitational force, too, Attraction packing bodies together. Regard the highway lead...

William Lessard

tonight i'm a 19 y.o. female because i have a thing for avo toast because code is the new ontology because the online quiz i took wants to rescue me wants to unhook the burst shopping bag from my fingers ...

Norman Douglas

wildcat fools i send my all. so many lessons, blessings. a season awash with insecurity, the threat of lonely weakness, isolation, alienation. let us remind us that these seasons flow into and out of inside out ups...

Kit Kennedy

Remembering a Woman Who Died 30 Years Ago Am I the last to find out how she made leaves take on a cloak of paint masquerading fact for impression? The simple movement light up and down being there no matter what ...