He Knows What Lies In Darkness

Ryan Keating   “He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:22 He knows what lies in darkness: Shadows slipping into closets With staccato steps whispering Conspiracy; Clumps of envying lizard beings...
Defense of Democracy

Defense of Democracy

Democrazia PutteringAnnie Cowell EssentialHollis Kurman Off The RailsBryan Myers Spring PoemLeigh Chadwick CarbuncleJerome Berglund Libertà Rage as a means of productionJay Rafferty Context Amy Gillies No Guts, No GloryHilary Tam How Does France Succumb? Bryan Myers...

Storm Watch in Upper Lazio

Andrew Frisardi   The valley lies as if in wait—for what? A gray processional of cluster clouds Advances southward over silent crowds Of anonymity. We feel the glut Of discontent inside the gathering distance. Masks inter our faces at our breath’s insistence. *...

No Guts, No Glory

Hilary Tam   No crimson-lipped smiles without Bloodshed. Our prayers hanging on citadels As sacrifice. Do you think heroes are hoisted Onto shoulders, celebration sung like Scripture, without entrails marking their path? Houses turned into synonyms For abattoirs....

Context

Amy Gillies   They do not remember when they forgot how to look at people, a place, or an object and see a memoir woven into its fabric the story of its past lives No, in this quiet suburban town every action or sentence spoken is its own, separate entity It is...