Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

Epiphanies in the Form of Birds — Rob Schultz

Epiphanies in the form of birds, Athena’s owl, Aphrodite’s doves, their light—gravity—how humbling anything with wings like hands lifting and a voice that sings, not one’s own, but an articulation outside coming in that points to another other than self, to the invisible. It is insistent, urging, repeating itself, almost apostolic. It is nurturing, emptying … Continue reading

Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

love song for male pattern baldness, the open bottle of Lunesta on a nightstand — Chloe Reichelt

Late nights you sleep thin and restless, your eyes rolling like odometers beneath lids too pulpy to still them. One day you will not wake up and you know this. In the mornings, you knot your own brightly colored noose over a white buttoned shirt. You grow older with vegetable frailty. Each morning the greens … Continue reading