The Old Country

May 13, 2016 Anonymous 0

Family habits are hard to quit. Cycles move through us and are passed down; we all carry our own portion of psychological damage, the inherited limitations that shape our existence. Our individual share of what […]

Kathryn Stumpf – Closed for Business

November 24, 2014 Editor 1

Depression, for me, is like a vacancy. An absence of thought and emotion, of concern, ambition and desire. There’s a ‘Closed’ sign dangling in front of my eyes and no saying how long I’ll be […]

Rachel M. Walls – Poetic Healing

November 6, 2014 Editor 0

My first poem just sort of came to me. I had no idea, at the time, the impact it would have on my life. During a warm summer evening in Barcelona, I encountered a woman—the most […]

Phone Therapy and Other Poems

August 3, 2014 Ellen Bass 6

We’re delighted to feature in this issue four poems by the award-winning poet Ellen Bass. In the below bouquet of poems, Bass explores the experiences of witnessing and intervening in the lives of those around […]