Category: Poetry

Lesléa Newman: October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning

Kay Ryan: Say Uncle

Filled with wry logic and a magical, unpredictable musicality, Kay Ryan’s poems continue to generate excitement with their frequent appearances in The New Yorker and other leading periodicals. Say Uncle, Ryan’s fifth collection, is filled with the same hidden connections, the same slyness and almost gleeful detachment that has delighted readers of her earlier books.

MYSELF

MYSELF You were holding something of mine, Something in a closed, grey box, And I couldn’t see what was inside until I took it from you and Laid it on the table. The light from the window Illuminated the box on the Dark wood table– I opened the lid. I saw the child. Burned. A

Chasers of the Light

It’s no secret, really, that I’m in love with Tyler Knott Gregson. Or, at least I’m in love with his poetry. I follow him on every social media platform he posts on, and for awhile, I was recording every Daily Haiku of Love in my journal. I’ve slacked off a bit, but I am wholly
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