“how to heal”: A Poem
From Rarasaur: “Pack your cells with joy until it is what they know best, and what they trust most.”
New Delta Review
New Delta Review is a literary and arts journal produced by MFA students at Louisiana State University. Find original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and artwork by established and new writers and artists, with a focus on underrepresented voices.
Don’t Tell Me to Write More Love Poems
“as if the crunch of a quesadilla / can only burn the mouth of someone / not in love at the Taco Bell / on the beach—” Jiordan Castle publishes a poem at Taco Bell Quarterly, an offbeat literary magazine of essays, fiction, and poetry. The publication is unaffiliated with Taco Bell.
An excerpt from a recent poem by Laura A. Lord: “I could twist the tap and pull myself back until I’m only a few little drops / and then you could catch me in your hands like you used to do.”
“everywhere whispers to us, a promise”
Can a poem be at once apocalyptic, utopian, and timely? Sam Crocker’s latest work at the Rising Phoenix Review sure sounds like all three.
Black Lives Matter: Six Poems
Poetry can often channel grief, pain, solidarity, and resistance in ways that everyday language can’t.
On the Edge
Poet Anthony Wilson on loss and grief: “As we say, the memories ‘come flooding back.’ Whoever first said this has a lot to answer for. Sometimes they drip drip drip away at me, in the dark, not a flood at all. Other days (nights) it is a torrent.”
Experimenting with text and poetry
Paula, an artist and nurse in the UK, shares her thought process on incorporating text in the form of poetry into her visual work.
The Poetry of Science
On The Poetry of Science, Sam Illingworth translates cutting-edge scientific research into poems, bridging the science/humanities gap along the way.
Music and memory are inextricably linked, and at Memoir Mixtapes, you’ll find creative nonfiction and poetry inspired by the ways music shapes the lives of listeners.
Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Agbowó defines itself as an “afrocentric literary and arts community,” publishing original essays, fiction, poetry, and visual work.
december magazine was created in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists: “We are humanists…far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Many of the new-to-us voices they publish go on to major literary success — think Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates.
Around the World with WordPress: New Zealand
Our next trip around the world stops in New Zealand, where we showcase five sites from these beautiful islands.
Literary magazine Raising Mothers was created “by and for femme identifying and NBPOC writers who parent” and is different from other publications, as it focuses on raising mothers, particularly those of color.
Because of the Clinic I am Alive to Tell You This
“Here is not a choice we have made.
Here is where our lives are saved.
This is life.”
At Poetry Breakfast, Ann Kestner shares an autobiographical poem about a morning at an abortion clinic more than 15 years ago.