By Merle Woodring
By Mitchell A. Kramer
The identify poem explores the heritage of western civilization, skilled in a single day. the girl of the sofa spends an afternoon in Philadelphia, envisioning existence from tribal human sacrifice to the horrors of recent struggle, and from saints to monsters.
Besieged by means of photos, phrases, faces
peddling the reconstructed previous
or the vaguely new, we take a seat
immobile, ensconced in leather-based
watching a skewed or lousy international
snippets of homicide, theft
tales of domestic invasion, stories
of killings fill quiet evenings
reality that's faked
contests the place illiterates
demonstrate insufficient schooling.
We stay solitary amid visions
amid will be leaders, wanting
sound bites with out substance
amid pundits spouting nonsense
amid calls to overmedicate.
How would it not document the second one coming
as a carrying occasion or as
a story to be ignored?"
By Joan Beesley,Kim Beesley
Lot’s spouse is an eclectic workforce of poetry celebrating the nuances of recent Orleans, the perils of a modern day Lot’s spouse in Boulder, Colorado, and the seasonal great thing about Colorado in Aspen Grove. I’ve integrated poems approximately wasting household in better half Poems, and growing old in An outdated good friend and working Beside the Wheel. I stopover at Ellis Island ahead of its recovery in Disabled, I pay attention the desolate name of a buoy on new york Sound within the Tolling Bell. eventually, we meet a personality correct out of The previous guy and the ocean within the Sonnet of the Portuguese Fisherman. Enjoy!
Patricia M. Ambrose, author and Editor
“’Love Letters’ is as notable a set of affection poems that I’ve learn shortly. As a guy who loves poetry, i used to be wowed by means of how the poems during this assortment touched at the fullness of the feelings linked to love. This assortment is stuffed with this kind of musical and lyrical beginning, that it’s like one lengthy attractive love song.”
Stephen corridor, Poet
By delight images of Indianapolis
By Sholeh Wolpé,Sholeh Wolpé
During the 1979 revolution, Iranians from all walks of lifestyles, no matter if Muslim, Jewish, Christian, socialist, or atheist, fought side-by-side to finish one tyrannical regime, purely to discover themselves within the clutches of one other. whilst Khomeini got here to energy, freedom of the click was once eradicated, spiritual tolerance disappeared, women’s rights narrowed to slot inside a conservative interpretation of the Quran, and non-Islamic tune and literature have been banned. Poets, writers, and artists have been pushed deep underground and, in lots of situations, abroad altogether. This relocating anthology is a testomony to either the centuries-old culture of Persian poetry and the iconic will of the Iranian humans to withstand injustice. The poems chosen for this assortment signify the younger, the previous, and the traditional. they're written by means of poets who name or have referred to as Iran domestic, a lot of whom became a part of a various and thriving diaspora.
By Bruce Ross
Haibun is a gorgeous jap kind of autobiographical poetic prose observed by means of verse, frequently haiku. the following, Bruce Ross, prior president of the Haiku Society of the United States invitations us on a trip of self-discovery with over twenty-five North American individuals who use this way to discover such concerns because the self, the emotional nature of affection, and residing in a specific position in addition to the revelation of unknown places.
Journey to the Interior is the 1st anthology particularly dedicated to unique haibun written in English and displays the most relocating, own, and religious literature being produced.