I want to remember Independence Day for the ideals of the United States, which it has almost never lived up to. As Langston Hughes titled his famous poem: “Let America Be America Again.” Of course, he adds later: “(It never was America to me.)”
Six haiku ranging from current events to nature to mystery, from Brazilian poet and translator Thaís Fernandes.
A HamiltonSeen film by Cody Lanktree of Michael Dickel reading his poem, “But Hear the Dissonance, 1948-2012.”
Three social-political activist poems from James D. Casey IV on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play.
Moon Song, Driving it Home and Keeping it There, Vanishing Act | Three Poems by Jennifer Juneau | Meta/ Phor(e) /Play
She enjoyed scavenging—three poems by Meg Harris: Memory, Bird Sanctuary, and Travel.
Michael Stone takes us from memory through observation to hope—three poems on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play.
Three poems from Karen Alkalay-Gut: What I need, I am a connoisseur of insomnia, and Avishag Speaks.
Three poems about Barnsley from Paul Brookes—A Shock of Gold, Buried Treasure, and “Abandoned Workings.”
Two poems by Hungarian poet Kinga Fabó, translated into English by George Szirtes, with the original Hungarian.
Three selected excerpts from Krysia Jopek’s Hourglass Studies, forthcoming from Crisis Chronicles Press.
Six poems by gary lundy—through sights and sounds into observations close and deep.
Five poems from By a Lake Near a Moon: Fishing with the Chinese Masters—Adaptations from Kenneth Rexroth’s 100 Poems from the Chinese
Tuvi Ornat goes out for a walk, ends up in a cave. Could it be Plato’s? | Short Story | Meta/ Phor(e) /Play
Visual poetry/commentary/sociology/whatever it is to you. Nex(+)us by Michael Dickel on Meta/Phor(e)/Play.
Coffee Bruise Thursday for a cup of gary lundy’s poetry—3 emotionally-caffeinated poems.
Michael Dickel’s poem, ”epistemological metaphysics of rhetorical hallucinations,” explores a mind.
A flight of fancy—escape through language, desire, politics—an end game—a poem by Michael Dickel.