Janet & The Big Screen

Janet & The Big Screen

Every time a rocket launches and lands somewhere in the world it makes me think of Tommy Dorsey. Our friend Janet Bowdan offers this poem: starring Tommy Dorsey and his boys as they play the Hawaiian war dance circa 1942, Ship Ahoy.  What makes it Hawaiian?  you ask:...
Hundred Year Forecast

Hundred Year Forecast

There’s the Apocalypse, and then there’s Drucilla Wall. The whole world is a tree beside the house. Critters climb and live in it. Things with wings fly through it. Time is measured by it. Someone she loves stands beside it for a photograph. There he is, standing...

John Elsberg Poetry Contest Winner

The lines have all been pulled in and we found a few with some really juicy claws–er, we mean poetry. We’re happy to share that our wonderful friend Sue Ellen Thompson has chosen Jennifer Keith as winner for the John Elsberg Poetry Contest first place...
Love & Money & Strangers

Love & Money & Strangers

The neon strobes its metallic blue: Sister Fay. The palm reader picks out love and money at the lunch pail intersection of Reisterstown and Liberty Roads. Northward, Julianna Spallholz reads her own palm. She plays a few numbers, and once spent an hour lightly...
It Takes a Community

It Takes a Community

New for 2014: Clarity. We’ve been hearing some reports about editors looking for simple, smart conversational styles in poetry. Plain spoken, but without dumbing it down. Here’s some music those editors might snap. Sure, it’s not influenced by punk,...