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Miscarriage

So mom I came out / with a wallop / and was ready to live / covered in the rubies / you made / You looked at me /… More

from The Blue

a body hard as rock / I am occupied // with the visible // rock as soft as a body / both hurt // that’s why she can’t touch… More

Oakland, Cal.

The horses go running through my mind. My student says / She wouldn’t believe police if they told her the sky is blue. More

Galway Kinnell: Nuclear Threat and Poetry

Poets, just like everybody else, have suppressed thoughts about this subject. And no wonder, because it is a subject that, the more you think about, the more hopeless you… More

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Because They Lack Country

2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry winner Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads her poem "Because They Lack Country" at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, with musical accompaniment by Ernesto… More