Two Ekphrastic Poems by N. Gonzalez

A Miami native, Natalia Gonzalez is currently a student at Brandeis University in Boston. She aims to focus her academic career on Latin American Politics and Literature. During her free time, she enjoys writing, painting and planning trips she can't afford. The following ekphrastic poems are based on Ana Mendieta's "Sweating Blood" series, Galerie Lelong … Continue reading Two Ekphrastic Poems by N. Gonzalez


An Urban Landscape & other poems by S. Mesiti

Poems by Samuel Mesiti Author's Note: I have been a student of poetry for several years and also fortunate enough to both learn and participate in this creative process with Rich Murphy. Some of the writers I follow include A.R. Ammons, Charles Simic, Rita Dove and James Tate. I appreciate the opportunity to share my work … Continue reading An Urban Landscape & other poems by S. Mesiti

Elizabeth (Excerpts) by M. Keener

McKinley Keener is an undergrad Writing major at Pratt Institute. My work has appeared in Juked, Poetry Quarterly, and One Sentence Poems. Elizabeth, Part I the night before Christmas I stay awake fighting thoughts of you like dragons I stay awake to count the freckles aligned on legs of your dresser—do you love me in a … Continue reading Elizabeth (Excerpts) by M. Keener

Poems by Gary Beck

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized … Continue reading Poems by Gary Beck

Another Poet Already Told You by Liam Cregan

Liam Cregan is an undergraduate English Major at UMass Amherst. He has been writing poetry for a few years now, and is concerned with meaning constructed by illogical mental realms. He moonlights as a musician in the band shakusky. Burlesque on Crutches A bricklayer is different than a layer of bricks. Lack of formal training … Continue reading Another Poet Already Told You by Liam Cregan

Another Dream by Jessica Van de Kemp

Jessica Van de Kemp is a 2014 Best of the Net nominee and is the author of the forthcoming chapbook, Four-Coloured Memory, from Bitterzoet Press. Her poetry appears most recently in: Vallum, Written River, Hermeneutic Chaos, and Naugatuck River Review. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Waterloo. Another Dream … Continue reading Another Dream by Jessica Van de Kemp

Dei Profundis by S. Roth

Sy Roth is a retired school administrator and has finally found the sounds of silence and the time to think whole thoughts. This has led him to find words and the ability to shape them. He has published in Visceral Uterus, Amulet, BlogNostics, among others. Dei Profundis So I hock a loogie, gray sticky mass … Continue reading Dei Profundis by S. Roth