Category - Poetry

Gwen Benaway Literature Poetry

Disphoria

Gwen Benaway   my chances dissolve like ice flows on the river. everyone is already found, I’m the only girl left. I watch them cross streets, move like sparrows home trail voices across the city to cornerstores at 4 am, I waited too long to be, I can give her nothing she wants or...

Literature Maureen Hynes Poetry

Staying Away from the Grand (River)

Maureen Hynes   The river was sour then, not yet sweetened by soda effluent or her declarations. We were searching for a double bed over the frothing gorge in a town full of strangers who knew. A few years ago, you might have been beaten up, said a friend. Something witchlike in us though we...

Literature Patri Wright Poetry

Alter Ego

Patri Wright   All the years gone wrong, in a blindfold pin-in-the-map sort of place. No day trip or retreat, more like a sun-drenched fire escape. First an Italian ice cream parlour, let time circle a while, peer down pipe-smoke boulevards, let the seafronts blend into one another. The lives...

Literature Poetry Raven Davis

Love Poems

Raven Davis   Love (1) How can I set you free my love? a kind of free your scalp feels when you take out your braids each thick black strand of kinked hair dancing amongst wandering white birches   it seems like it’s taken you a lifetime to even begin to question why you have never...

Ben Rawluk Literature Poetry

I Was a People Once

Ben Rawluk   Some days, the sky running pink and orange like powder paint hit sharply with water, I perch on the balcony.  I used to think about skinning myself, about there being something underneath, about all the ways my body could be modified or cut or altered.  Now I think of dress-up...

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