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“Minor Calamity,” a prose poem by Marya Hornbacher.

“Minor Calamity,” a prose poem by Marya Hornbacher.

Childhood fears take a global stage. “a sudden calamitous void …” An HH-53 Huskie, a specialized helicopter designed for search and rescue, of the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron as seen from the gunner’s position, in Vietnam, October 1972. U.S. Air Force photo by Ken Hackman. – Minor Calamity – even then so far back i cannot remember...
“The War Dead in France,” a poem by Julian Green.

“The War Dead in France,” a poem by Julian Green.

Grief seeps forward. “… cured now, lifting up where their prior state refused …” Enjoy this poem as a broadside by dragging the image to your desktop to read or print — or scroll down to read in plain text. The War Dead in France – Perhaps what’s left of all those young dead, ghosts, finds lost time as a...
Share This Poem: "Another Thing My Father Did," by Kip Zegers.

Share This Poem: “Another Thing My Father Did,” by Kip Zegers.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this broadside from our latest issue, “Rivals & Players.” Or scroll down to read the poem in plain format.     Another Thing My Father Did Kip Zegers -1- In the father’s story, war whispered “you own nothing but these tin, neck-worn tags.” From Okinawa, he placed his lost address like...
From Our Pages: “To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts Emily Dickinson and mitochondria under the microscope.

From Our Pages: “To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts Emily Dickinson and mitochondria under the microscope.

“To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” Emily Dickinson and mitochondria go under the microscope in this Pushcart-nominated essay from our “Small Things, Partial Cures” issue of 2018.  “Mitochondria, the tiny products of endosymbiosis, made it possible for Emily Dickinson to write over 1,700 poems and for Charles Darwin to climb 4,000 feet into the Andean...
Family Laundry: "Someone Else's Story," by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “Someone Else’s Story,” by Luanne Castle.

An online exclusive. “… a young mother whose husband was involved in a catastrophic accident and had to be institutionalized.” In the sixth installment of this series exploring family history and its conversion into a faithful narrative, Luanne Castle reconstructs the life of a distant relation on her grandmother’s side, a woman whose resilience in the...