Grand Central of the Sea: Poem by Irina Mashinski

Irina Mashinski’s poem to all the native cities and their mermaids swimming by rusty snapped-off doors. Human, by Selwyn Rodda To an Atlantis Fleet  left. Towers are rising from waters – and sink again: Grand Central of the sea – its bottle glass of  empty deep terminals, and foamless passages, and shoals of baby fish… Brave  … More Grand Central of the Sea: Poem by Irina Mashinski

Some Public Initiative Drops From the Sky:Ever and Ever by Halvard Johnson

Truck dispatcher and poet master Halvard Johnson! Art Credits: Chris Mansel Ever and Ever Some public initiative drops from the sky unexpectedly, our country at last discovered to be some huge misunderstanding, rhyme and reason unknown, as though, freshly ashore after some long voyage, the solid ground un- nerves us, and land legs scuttle sideways.

Where One State Ends and Another Begins: a Primer by James Cervantes

Political L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E  by James Cervantes! Art Credits: Chris Mansel A Primer Headlines issue asymmetrically from beneath the dome, from the symmetrical rotunda where suits circle clockwise and counterclockwise, up and down stairs, the congress of suit and constituent, wholly or in part duly elected from across a blank, white map that shall be colored so … More Where One State Ends and Another Begins: a Primer by James Cervantes

Cento Pantoum #2 by Carol Jewell

A brilliant combination of forms – Cento and Pantoum from HOWL’s Carol Jewell! Photo credits: Alice Sieve Cento Pantoum #2 (Pantoum of lines of other poets’ pantoums: Carolyn Kizer, Marilyn Hacker, Rachel Barenblat, Cecilia Woloch, Louis MacNeice, John Ashbery, Nellie Wong, Mabel Ferrett, Sean Edgley) Don’t they know that we’re supposed to be the stars? … More Cento Pantoum #2 by Carol Jewell

Father of a Ghost (after Stephen Dedalus’s Theory of Hamlet)

After Michael T. Young’s version of Hamlet, enjoy Larissa Shmailo’s today! Photo Credits: Alice Sieve Father of a Ghost (after Stephen Dedalus’s Theory of Hamlet)             James Joyce b. February 2             Hamnet Shakespeare baptized February 2   Father of a ghost, but from the charnel dead! Truepenny called, but bid his one son read … More Father of a Ghost (after Stephen Dedalus’s Theory of Hamlet)

Hamlet’s Ghost Visits the President-Elect

Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses was obsessed with Shakespeare’s Ghost, as our inspired Michael T. Young is too: enjoy his perspective on Hamlet including our President elect with us! Ghosts in Central Park. Photo credits Alice Sieve Hamlet’s Ghost Visits the President-Elect The lights were always on me. Everyone listened to what I said, but in the … More Hamlet’s Ghost Visits the President-Elect