What to Wake Up For

digital collage - D Enck

It lifts me from sleep, from hot wind dream A mute sun in the never winter morning A thought – someone anywhere, you, may read this

WHAT THE LOWER MIND DISCERNS

summer

Computer music from within …matched in its expressive rhythm by the rattling tin! One of the coolest days in July helps the feelings on toward Autumn’s endless sky and leaf and breeze come soon …a witch of a morning moments before August! …with classical computer lullaby nearby that porch and screen waiting for the haunting […]

Revenge of the Imagist Socialist Poetry

REVENGE OF THE IMAGIST SOCIALIST POETRY

We are the revenge of all oppressed, despised, ignored, exploited, beaten, insulted, neglected, abused, molested humans in the world as being fighters for their rights with our poems and essays. We are the revenge of the Poetry Art and we are fighting for poetry ethics against the decadent poets/poetesses who exploit Poetry for their own […]

Pagan Days

poem by Sam Silva

Prayers are face down and descend in stoic gloom …what goes up is methane and all of the other various fume and gas which punctuate a tired pain made of a planets sheer exhaust while glaciers cause the plants to bloom like ice cubes melting in a glass near the bed where I lie down […]

Imagist Socialist Poetry and Objective Reality

[Editor's note: Serkan Engin is a socialist Laz poet-author from Turkey. He aims to launch a new movement in Turkish poetry and to that end has published numerous articles about literary theory, beginning with his 2004 manifesto, "Imagist Socialist Poetry."] Poetry is the organization of the poetic images around one one more themes, forming completeness, […]

elegy by bruno neiva

Alain Delon as Jef Costello

elegy (in memory of victor esteban celeiro) noir coffee spilled over the newspaper we talked for hours, jobless hours about borders, coups and the icelandic landscape jef costello was brought into the conversation, combed hair and smart suit – holding a gun, bluish stare over greyish glare the talk went on at full tilt, it […]

Two poems: “Ed Dorn Beside the Cloud of Unknowing” and “Fantasia”

naw

Ed Dorn Beside the Cloud of Unknowing His Collected Poems on my nightstand, so thick that there’s room on the spine for his portrait, his face, sardonic behind cheap sunglasses, his life’s work shouldering the slim volume by some anonymous monk who wisely guessed that we could never apprehend the absolute. I remember witnessing the […]

Two poems by Sam Silva

Poems by Sam Silva

HISTORIES OF A SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN Like those young and ardent tragedies which surround …summer will come and burn with its fury about this small city built on a swamp. It will come and the steam will rise like passion though such bones ache with enormous fatigue. Then August will retire to September where both […]

Cross-country mobile bookstore launches Indiegogo campgaign

Books & Shovels Mobile Bookstore

Independent publishers Nostrovia! Poetry and UndergroundBooks have launched a crowd fundraising campaign to organize a cross-country mobile bookstore and publishing house called Books & Shovels. Books & Shovels, headed by Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire and founder of Nostrovia! Poetry, will begin its cross country journey at the 2014 NYC […]

Was Roosevelt Reciting Poetry?: The Need for a New Prosody

Was Roosevelt Reciting Poetry?

In the last ten years, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, James Tate, Stephen Dunn, Franz Wright and Naomi Shihab Nye have published books of prose poetry. Before them, Rilke, Baudelaire, Poe, Whitman, Octavio Paz, Henri Michaux, Gertrude Stein and Sherwood Anderson established the form, forcing for the first time the question of genre. T.S. Eliot tried […]