Poem of the week
We built this self on the sea - Melissa Eleftherion
DIAL-A-POET: Hear the poet in your coffee. Dial 415-484-7919. When you hear the greeting, press 721 Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. A high school dropout,...
Juba for the Teaspoon
Ayodele Nzinga is a multi-talented West Coast-based art visionary, who in the tradition of the Black Arts Continuum, uses performance as a method of inter-intra-group communication. ...
Incubators of the Damned - James Cagney
James Cagney was born in Oakland, California, 1968. He was named after his father, a retired forklift mechanic. His mother, Juanita, worked as a beautician and teaching...
To the White Fiends - Claude McKay
Claude McKay, born Festus Claudius McKay, was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a prominent literary movement of the 1920s. His work ranged from vernacular verse celebrating...
untitled - Bashō
Song of a Man Who Has Come Through - D.H. Lawrence
Confessions - Augustine of Hippo
POETRY - Marianne Moore
HEATHER HAS TWO LEATHER DADDIES - D. A. POWELL
D. A. Powell Professor University of San Francisco D.A. Powell’s books include Repast (Graywolf, 2014) and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012), winner of the...
CLAM SHELL - CAROL CIAVONNE
Carol Ciavonne is the author of Azimuth (Jaded Ibis 2014) and Birdhouse Dialogues with Susana Amundarain (LaFi 2014). She is an associate editor at Posit journal.