Allan Peterson on Blunderbuss

Allan has three poems up on Blunderbuss Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the first of those three…   Erasures First goes the faraway fashioned apparently of ivory in this light all the leaves of olive some large obscuring breath against a glass basalt and granite hardening to pencils […]

Poems of the Week – Katie Peterson

THREE POEMS BY KATIE PETERSON   Creation from Chaos In the great river gorges a misguided bird breaks the egg of the world unceremoniously, unclear whether eating or hatching is in order. The trees so full of gibbons no flying thing can nest. And the gibbons will not rest. Screechings accumulate like round peelings ofContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Katie Peterson”

Bill Rasmovicz and Joanna Penn Cooper reading at Berl’s

Bill will be reading from his new collection, IDIOPATHS, “a dark, lustrous book of hardscabble living, & wandering meditations on living & dying.” Joanna Penn Cooper will also be reading from her debut collection of lyrical prose. The reading will be at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. For more information:Continue reading “Bill Rasmovicz and Joanna Penn Cooper reading at Berl’s”

Poems of the Week – Alissa Valles

THREE POEMS BY ALISSA VALLES   In the North (Westerbork) Winter came and went, spreading its iron grain; the earth the color of ash, trees the color of bone. In an interval between wars, spring and summer passed, color advertisements for another country. At a place where trains departed every Tuesday a stick probes theContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Alissa Valles”

Allan Peterson to read at Germanna Community College

Allan will be reading at Germanna Community College on Wednesday, March 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Sealy Auditorium at the Fredericksburg Area Campus. For more information: http://news.fredericksburg.com/germanna/2014/03/23/germanna-hosts-reading-by-poet-allan-peterson-wednesday/

Poems of the Week – Christopher DeWeese

THREE POEMS BY CHRISTOPHER DEWEESE   The Wizard Where is my wand? The snow is getting thick and I want a dome to live in. Tricillian, I mean it when I tell you all of this is evidence. I mean it when I forget to mention the evidence is against you. I am sitting inContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Christopher DeWeese”

Poems of the Week – Frederick Seidel

THREE POEMS BY FREDERICK SEIDEL   Fog I spend most of my time not dying. That’s what living is for. I climb on a motorcycle. I climb on a cloud and rain. I climb on a woman I love. I repeat my themes. Here I am in Bologna again. Here I go again. Here IContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Frederick Seidel”

Poems of the Week – Kim Addonizio

THREE POEMS BY KIM ADDONIZIO   31-Year-Old-Lover When he takes off his clothes I think of a stick of butter being unwrapped, the milky, lubricious smoothness of it when it’s taken from the fridge still hard the way his body is hard, the high tight pectorals, the new dimes of the nipples pressed into theContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Kim Addonizio”

Poems of the Week – Stuart Dybek

THREE POEMS BY STUART DYBEK   Fish Camp In the Coleman’s glassy glare my brother’s switchblade unriddles backlash. A bullhead, the weight of a rat, flops in the dirt, dropped when its spine added a scar to the lines of my palm. Bullheads should utter some cry. Someone should have warned those city boys fishingContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Stuart Dybek”

Carrie Oeding featured in the Denver Quarterly

Here is a wonderful poem by Carrie Oeding that was featured in a recent issue of the Denver Quarterly.   Inside a Map of Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s Arm   I map my arm as if it can be a map, too. I want to see my arm inside of his, to arm wrestle for territory withContinue reading “Carrie Oeding featured in the Denver Quarterly”