Skip to Content
Nicholas Samaras What is that red throbbing over the sound of engines?
Why is a distant war still being talked about in the media?
I can't see my home or Iraq or the Middle East
outside this bowed rectangle of blue altitude.
Gretchen Primack and there was a dog, precisely the colors of autumn,
asleep between two trunks by the trail.
But it was a coyote, paws pink
David Tomas Martinez It's not water to wine to swallow harm,
though many of us have,
and changing the name
Venus Thrash Deep in the heart of the Garden of Eden,
past the Euphrates & Tigris riverbanks,
the marsh grass, reed beds, bulrushes,
Eduardo C. Corral Are the knees & elbows
the first knots
the dead untie?
Shailja Patel sing history
back onto itself, sing tearing
whole again, sing altered
Danez Smith one is hard & the other tried to be
one is fast & the other was faster
one is loud & one is a song
Natalie Diaz In the Kashmir mountains,
my brother shot many men,
blew skulls from brown skins,
Daniel Nathan Terry There are oaks that remember
what we would forget--the burn of the rope,
how a body takes on more weight
Derrick Weston Brown Your brown skin is not a bomb.
Your brown skin does not mean bomb.
Though they doctor pictures.