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”

Poems of the Week – Liam Rector

MORPHINE Liam Rector I see Eliot banking his way towards work in the underground tube, see his clothes, his hair, how it all suited him. A “subtle conformist,” Williams called him. He sees currency moving in utter stillness– I hear him saying It is not a problem to be solved and living with it. InContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Liam Rector”

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”

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”

Poems of the Week – Noah Eli Gordon

THREE POEMS BY NOAH ELI GORDON   A point of view apart from a personal embrace watching the unfolding of an envelope a red thread from a felt purse landscape pulled in increments or another anchor to architecture love to the voice-over of someone older if this desire for narrative outweighed our willingness to concedeContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Noah Eli Gordon”

Poems of the Week – Erica Bernheim

THREE POEMS BY ERICA BERNHEIM   Chicago Day Lily Left alone and watered less, it flowers into the nightmare tarnished dreams I predicted would come for me next. Tender me your loose change. Afford me purchase of your maps. To grasp the centermost spectacular of the lily is to think of the possible, that thisContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Erica Bernheim”

Poems of the Week – Jonathan Johnson

THREE POEMS BY JONATHAN JOHNSON   Thirty Give me a moment, sun gone to shapeless cloud at evening and wall of trees where field is done and the unspeakable questions begin, birch, oak, beech, poplar, hemlock, black bark spruce, fence of wrought iron companions and stone block corners, stone, grass, leaves, and tear the momentContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Jonathan Johnson”