George Elliot Clarke

George Elliott Clarke: Three Poems

    John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia: Libertine   I.   My Lady’s Champagne sex— bubbly, prickly, toasts a garden-party orgy.   Madame sports cake-frosting lace, but she’s just…

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein: “Misfortune”

Misfortune after Nerval’s “El Desdichado” My morning star’s dead and my disconsolate lute Smashes in the blackened sun of torn alibi. In the tomb of every night, memories of Venetian…

Dana Ward

Dana Ward: “God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away”

God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away for Sarah Valentine is still my favorite word. But really ‘and’ is. ‘and’ & ‘or’, as well as ‘anyway’ like ‘anyway…’ &…

Love Typewriter

All for Love, Knot for Love: A Collection of Found Valentines

We asked writers for the cheeky, the surprising, the twist in the V-Day poem. All for love or knot for love. JAN ZWICKY If I’m allowed to suggest a poem about love, I’d like to recommend…

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