Featured Poetry

Gauguin at the Fund-raiser

Apr 24, 2017

Poem by Jennifer Jean

'No, no, no,' said C, 'this dude cannot paint a lady.'

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Mercury

Apr 10, 2017

Poem by Kevin Killian

I would be a day. I’d run around after myself. I would cohere.

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My Next Tattoo / A Promise

Apr 03, 2017

Poem by Aimee Suzara

I imagine this boat tattooed: the engraved wings reaching in each direction, indicating those early sea voyages.

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Dear Employee Assistance Office

Mar 27, 2017

Two Poems by Ellen McGrath Smith

The catchphrase of the day is 'work/life balance.'

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Irreconcilable Differences

Mar 13, 2017

Poem by Cindy Veach

The border gate opens like sesame.

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Flight Risk: Dementia

Feb 27, 2017

Poem by Susan Terris

Her husband, deep in dementia, with a child's mind in a man's body, shoves her against the wall.

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Manhattan, My Ass, You're in Oakland

Feb 22, 2017

Two Poems by Judy Juanita

Do the dead Chumash own Santa Barbara or do Oprah and Jeff Bridges?

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We Could Be Cyborgs

Feb 06, 2017

Two Poems by Lesley Wheeler

Natural, at this age, to decay and disjoint—to seek chemical solder and replacement parts.

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My Place in Line

Feb 06, 2017

Poem by Lucy M. Logsdon

The dying have more important things to attend to: like dying.

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Self-Portrait at Five

Feb 06, 2017

Three Poems by Louisa Howerow

What stays. Stone barracks, a garret room, a too-high window.

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