Poetry

Verse in diverse forms, and fantastical in flavor.

Lead Into Gold

The ennui sets in insidiously. A blue haze creeps over the horizon that marks the edge of the kingdom. Every ...

Portland Head Light, May 1973

These are the rocks I told you about. Sometimes the locals scramble down to collect dulse and periwinkles. You need ...

Carnations, Pigeons

Every night it is the same. Her stomach rises first, lifted from the bed like a noodle across fork tines. ...

Enigma

Boise, Idaho, author and reference librarian Grove Koger brings us this heady, moody, mythic bit of verse, to inspire your ...

The Scaffold-Girded Hypercube (Evelyn and Her Magic Violin)

Image: Detail from "La Modiste (The Milliner)," Gino Severini, oil on canvas, 1910-1911. The Spanish Surrealists are constructing a tesseract ...

Four poems from “Ruins of a glittering palace”

  San Francisco Bay Area poet Maw Shein Win arranges perceptions in fragments, like the pieces of a broken mirror ...