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Goldfinch
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hamilton He died in a munitions explosion He died in a munitions explosion, the exquisite artist wh ...

Between Cities
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ananda Robinson Blessed are those who wash their robes, Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life a ...

Praying Into the Equidistance
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 12:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fredrick Zydek You must learn to say prayers You must learn to say prayers that become time travelers, pr ...

Button Your Shirt Before You Go
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller (for Reetika) Dead woman loving him from her grave. Is this the end of love? I ...

Last Day
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Jill Alexander Essbaum And shall I rise up And shall I rise up like a loaf of bread from being so dead ...

Semipalmated Sandpipers at Hopewell Cape
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sarah Rossiter (Poetry, Departments) ...

Santa Barbara, California
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 11:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Demetria Martinez You see them You see them Everywhere If you choose: Hands that push Rags, rakes, br ...

On the Ninth Day of Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Robertson Rain tick tocks in the downspouts. Rain tick tocks in the downspouts. We rise ...

The Only Sermon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ayvazian If we dug a huge grave miles wide, miles deep if we dug a huge grave miles wide, miles deep ...

Patience of the Cross Timbers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia Gustavson Hundreds of years growing on a steep hill, desolate, aging / despite scarce nourishment, they wait for history to recog ...

A Man Playing the Flute from a Cliff Above the Pacific
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Joseph Ross Indigo true Indigo true purest b ...

Reading Gilgamesh on the Day 500,000 Protesters Marched Against George W. Bush and Lockheed Martin's War on Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Go to the Cyclops, to their metalworks, to buy your armaments— Go to the Cyclops, to their ...

A Collect for the City Desert
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Matt Humm for Ash Wednesday As grey eyes adjust to the Darkness, Minaret evergreens—nun-like—stand ...

Possibilities
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 2:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Robertson Possibilities. Possibilities A teacher sits down at the feet of her students. Singing ...

I Would Not Disobey God
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Stuart Brodie For Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara The Lithuanians in Kaunas had never seen a Japanese man ...

The Scrap
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Craig McDonald (Based on Mark 7:24-30) "Phoenician bitch!" Peter's growl, stage-whisper sof ...

The Summer God Was Nine Years Old
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Kelly Sterns The summer God was nine years oldHeaven's swamp cooler broke for good. The summer God was n ...

On the Road to Emmaus
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I once met a woman who— in a frenzy of wild praise and to fight the devil—ate glass. I once ...

Seven Miles Outside of Jerusalem
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Todd Davis Of course it's not what I expected. Of course it's not what I expected. How do you pre ...

Peasants Around Small Fires
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Therese Halscheid Along the Volga River, Russia 1993 flames orange their eyes the life inside their wor ...

For My Son
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 11:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Louise Murphy The sky is gorged with snow.  The sky is gorged with snow. Our small room smells of forest, p ...

My Work
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Floreen Niedringhaus I keep track of the comings and goings of people. I keep track of the comings and go ...

The things they don't tell you about heaven
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jill Alexander Essbaum Apples still taste like apples.  Apples still taste like apples. The funny thing is, ...

Possible Answers to Prayer
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Cairns Your petitions—though they continue to bearjust the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your ...

St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret C. Szumoweski St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight The woman made lo ...

Street Person, Portland, Maine
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda McCarriston Street Person, Portland, Maine: circa 1965 Street Person, Portland, Maine circa 1965 ...

The Car in the Snow
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rod Jellema Poetry is like prayer in that it is most effective in solitude and in the times of solitude as, for example, in the earliest m ...

Patmos
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Miller A poem Even today tourists come here for more than the blue Aegean sea, the little ...

Letter from the U.S.S. Prairie
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Lamberton You can imagine why they call this ship a tender You can imagine why they call this ship a t ...

Golgotha
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dale M. Kushner Very soon now the light shall die. Very soon now the light shall die. The Great World will ...

The Bowl Filling
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Carroll Fowler I didn’t follow the holy man around I didn’t follow the holy man around I never sat do ...

The Intercessor
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederick Lewis Allen I have been in the House of Yahweh.   I have been in the House of Yahweh. There I ...

Letter to Tremblay About Death
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fredrick Zydek Dear Gail: Dear Gail: Each day I pray the muses will bring me tasty nouns and surprising ver ...

Carol of Brother Ass
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vassar Miller In the barnyard of my bone Let the animals kneel down... In the barnyard of my bone Let the a ...

At Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ernest Mulbah A poem for my grandfather. (Poetry, Departments) A poem for my grandfather. ...

Last Visit
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray Bodo ---in memory of Denise Levertov, 1923-1997 Like your poems the high front yard faces a lake ...

Fat God/Thin God
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck Fat God Fat God How can you mean to satisfy us by hurling down your bait— love writhing o ...

Exodus
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judith Yarnall for Grace Lorch I praise an ordinary woman, greyblonde and stocky, nearing forty, who stood ...

Poem In Which I Accept That Absences Are Not Absences
Originally Posted: 06/19/2014 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret C. Szumoweski I accept the cardinal that comes to the tree... I accept the cardinal that comes to th ...

Nativity Scene
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pamela Rice Porter Carver at market speaks to a tourist Luanda, Angola Carver at market speaks to a tourist ...

For the Love of Saints
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mil Norman Risch The sky shifts pinks of light through louvered fingers... The sky shifts pinks of light thro ...

All Hallows' Parade
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary F.C. Pratt It rained and rained. It rained and rained. They were wringing out their tails, they were ...

Signal Fire
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Sparenberg Signal Fire I have come forth to set my heart on the ground and to make a small sig ...

The Joining
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martha Townley I am a needle sewing... I am a needle sewing the night air’s chorus of peepers. Use the ye ...

Rising
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 10:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Brown My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue... My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue in burdene ...

Rumi and Handel Struggle
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 9:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Patricia Rourke The book of the Persian poet covered in red amber promises riches, gold that filters through the cracks... ...

At Cappadocia
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 9:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Anna Citrino Tufa twists into the sky... Tufa twists into the sky, fairy chimneys tall whirling dervish c ...

Wreath
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Mills Advent, 1996 Tonight we will circle the tall trunks of these candles with a wheel ...

Francis
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Harris Mud sucking at bare feet, St. Francis walks the rain Mud sucking at bare feet, St. Francis wal ...

the world in the rain
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Marion Schoeberlein The world is one scared woman in the rain. The world is one scared woman in the rain. A ...