California poet Lee Rossi explores the impact of toppling old heroes, their myths, their monuments, their wrongs.
Dispatches from the Poetry Wars
New York poet Philip Fried makes a diagnosis of brain damage to explain the body politic of a certain politician with orange hair.
American Poetry Review
“All blindness and much worse,” writes Illinois poet Joanne Diaz of the invisibility of Black life to oblivious white people.
The Grand Old Party, the poet Anthony Squiers reports, “it never really was about morality.” Go know.
“I am doing my best to not become a museum,” writes Native American poet Natalie Diaz of complexities of preserving her identity as a person among people.
What Nature: Poems
Massachusetts poet Kathy Nilsson exposes feelings of alienation in the current state of the world: “I don’t recall being American, or even here.”
Los Angeles Times
Green Mountains Review
“Our hearts go out/ but only as the yo-yo might,” writes Georgia poet Chad Davidson of the shock world we mostly live in.
The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database
What it means to bring a war back home is the subject of Seema Reza’s searing poem about our soldiers.
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Tar River Poetry Review
Amy O’Reilly’s “Boy White American” puts her finger not so gently on the dangers in a Trumpian universe of gender roles.