Poetry

Verse in diverse forms, and fantastical in flavor.

The Dark Between Cells

Geothermal, the dark between cells, humid with the buried scent of Venusian fronds. A message scrawled by wanderers in the ...

sometimes skin

sometimes skin, we think stops world encumbers wind within            alertness we are small, we think listening risks too much mind ...

Grocery Store Lockdown

“Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco” —SFGATE, March 26, 2020 What Is today?Does it matter? Waking Up coughingIn ...

The Dream of the Green Cave

Blood falls through his bodylike a pocketful of keys tossedinto the middle of the sea. Having dreamt last night of ...

A More Inventive Child’s Mind: Two Poems

The poetry of North Carolina's Al Russell evokes the suburban legends, bewildering distractions and private grammar of free-range teenage life. ...

‘Everyone’s old as the cold sun’: Two poems

"He lifted the oceans into stationary orbit over the earth." Nashville poet Tom Holmes explores apocalypse, evolution and the epochal ...