Odes to Lithium

October 2, 2015 Shira Erlichman 2

Ode to Lithium #107 The Summer I was wrong, or arrogant, or hopeful, I told my Psychiatrist I could be rid of you by ⅔. In fact, I’d started adjusting the dose myself. I’m being […]


October 2, 2015 Kim Addonizio 0

And then there was the man who said “You look fatter with your clothes off” and like a fool I didn’t put them back on but climbed into his bed beneath the little Tibetan prayer […]


June 8, 2015 Cynthia Cruz 0

ON DURAS: THE WORD MD feeds her words into the machinery. She presses her self into the text: sweat, blood, excrement. It is a vile exercise. It is exquisite, this mysteriousness, this act of brute […] […]


October 14, 2014 Deborah Landau 0

from LATE SUMMER * But we already did everything – Then it came on again and we were wearing it like the same dress a yellow one a little worn threadbare out of date lying […]

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 […]

Blue Hanuman

May 31, 2014 Joan Larkin 0

The poems in “Blue Hanuman” have a lyric intensity and soul-clarity that move beyond Larkin’s previous books. The poet’s voice becomes the thing it speaks about, connecting the body to art and to the whole […] […]

Richard Siken

April 14, 2014 admin 1

We’re delighted to feature in this issue on trauma a single poem by the award-winning poet Richard Siken, whose first collection of poems Crush is an obsessive exploration of the subject. “Detail of the Fire” […]

Scott Bailey and David McLoghlin

January 28, 2014 admin 1

Intimate relations between two men—one younger and one older—unite the following poems by Scott Bailey and David McLoghlin. Those intimacies, though wildly different in nature, both interrogate the role of silence in expressions of love […] […]

Maureen McLane, Timothy Liu and Paula Bohince

November 26, 2013 admin 1

Poems by the award-winning poets Maureen McLane, Timothy Liu, and Paula Bohince. Each pair of poems loosely explores and complicates notions of non-duality and oneness—in spiritual, physical, or psychological terms. As the new poetry editor […] […]

Three Poems by Eleanor Lerman

September 7, 2013 admin 2

THE NATURE AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD It’s not as if we didn’t travel; pack lightly, sleep lightly, in order to pray in monkey temples and starve with the best of our generation as we brushed […] […]

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