POETRY: “Of Things Seen New” by John Timothy Robinson

I wanted to write of things seen new, not screaming hate on deafened ears, not watch-words or double-speak imbued with harsher tones, forgotten views, no mind melancholy-kissed of fears. I wanted to write of things seen new, to capture coal-flared flames of truth; like minds that sung beyond their years, not watch-words or double-speak imbued …

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POETRY: “LIGHT YEARS” by Laurie Sewall

A being formed/not formed yet   into anything more than an orb in a photo on our refrigerator—and this pulsation will one day break through embryonic sac, her skull hopefully not tear what one doctor today called the vestibule that beautiful awareness between the opening and exit, that expanse where future presents itself as a …

POETRY: “PRAISE POEM TO SELF: A Sound Poem from Turkana” by Jacqueline Henry

Jackie! Here’s to you, girl! To your Voice Once so stifled, so Afraid of its own sound Never saying, “No, no. No! This is not me!” Swallowed into submission, Cowering deep in a bubbling gut Here’s to that Gut—to Guts!— To trusting Self and Sacred Song Percolating Gut (thanks to Turkana coffee!) Forcing Voice up. …

POETRY: “Farmers’ Fourth, Bucks County, Pa., 1960” by Steve Myers

In kitchens the women   read Revelations, lean toward black electric fans. A screen door slams. Out back,   damp slips hang limp from baling twine, pinned between sheets. Their sons light ashcans,   and cherry bombs, flick them at their sisters’ feet. Over their shoulders   they look to their fathers, down by the …

Review: Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse by Jake Tringali

Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse by Jake Tringali Transcendent Zero Press, August 2018 Review by Miles White Jake Tringali is a poet based in Boston. Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse is his first collection of poetry. His poem “inside a salem parlor” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Euphony Journal.   I think Jake Tringali wants …