Issue #102 February 2020

Charalampos Kydonakis
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  • Essay on the Prose Poem by Charles Simic

    I’m grateful to Peter Johnson for bringing Charles Simic’s brilliant, unpublished “Essay on the Prose Poem” to my attention. Although…

    Issue #102 February 2020
  • Mark Wagenaar reviews Mark Irwin’s “Shimmer”

    Mark Irwin’s Shimmer   Shimmer, the winner of the 2018 Phillip Levine Prize for Poetry, is Mark Irwin’s tenth volume of…

    Book Review
  • Signaling to You

    You live with a young leopard and a poem levitating in the gravitational landscape.
  • Engraved Phrases on Open Seas: Poems and Notes on Translations of Khal Torabully

    Engraved Phrases on Open Seas: Poems and Notes on Translations of Khal Torabully By Nancy Naomi Carlson   Few books…

    Featured Selection
  • Morris, Campo, Kolbe, et. al.

    Sawnie Morris on ‘Signaling to You’: “Signaling to You” began with a dream. I had no idea what the dream…

    Issue #102 February 2020
  • July 4th

    Tarred roads starting to buckle,
  • AFTERNOON AT THE METROPOLITAN, NYC

    Against the mauve wall, a Flegel
  • Missed Romance & The Image

    An old black and white photograph
  • Ophthalmology

    No me miras, she said, hiding her face,
  • Fogetting Names

    Inevitable, and not
  • How Sad

    Their kisses were bitterly thin,
  • Bright in June Sun

    The young man, kneeling at his mother’s tomb, lays red tulips there,
  • Brothers

    Who eats with a jaw half-cranked with counterweight
  • Resumé

    Families shame you;
  • Timetable

    Somebody dies, for example, or is gone
  • Great Pond

    Tom swims
  • Other People’s Pain & Charade

    Remember her eating pad thai and grimacing