Featured Poems

Ambient Life feat op

Ambient Life

You have invited some friends over for dinner, and each of them has brought along one or two friends, who each brought one or two more, … [More]

The Death of the Family Poem feat op

The Death of the Family Poem

If I built a stone wall, if I rebuilt a pre-modern wall rebuilt for millennia, if my fingertips bled from asperities exposed by capillary … [More]

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Divine Fire

“No more apocalypses!” the fanatics never cry. Extinction is bliss for those who resent human life. We mocked the fizzle of New Year’s … [More]

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On Being Asked What’s New

Nothing’s new anymore. The vellum of a face on which is written, “Forty years, half a century.” I know that the volcano Laki caused a … [More]

Red-winged blackbird (Andrea Westmoreland, Wikimedia Commons) and Tudor-era arches from the ruins of Netley Abbey (Gillian Moy, Wikimedia Commons).

Salt

The sun is a Tudor arch sustaining the sky. In a moment it will fall. Blackbirds with crimson suns on their wings squawk in protest, and … [More]