“Okra Casserole Baked at 350,” “Satchmo Was White,” “Sitting Pretty,” and Other Poems

Okra Casserole Baked at 350 The bald soprano was hiding in the bushes. You better say something or I will. God is watching is not good enough. Tell…


Angels in Nomen Town: Two Neutral Angels Watch Old Plays

The Nomen-Town or N-Town Plays are a cycle of mystery plays from the late Middle English period. Formerly known as the Coventry Cycle, “Nomen” means…


“Heebie Jeebies,” “Spin the Bottle,” and “The Date Fairy”

Heebie Jeebies Twelve years old, enthralled by Jan August’s Misirlou, I listen to the 78 record on my phonograph. My heart soars with the strings. I…


“The Mood of D Major,” “About Hrabal,” “Saraband is Actually a Sorrowful Name,” and Other Poems

translated by Xi Nan The Mood of D Major Undraw the curtains Things suddenly become open and bright Open and bright is just this Simple…


Longing for Two

lisa & ginny…


“Last Tuesday” and “Janus in Chains”

Last Tuesday I finished off a six-pack I wish the titty bar wasn’t closed. I would be there right now instead of sitting on my floor. If I lived in…


“Oh! The Colour That Wasn’t Me,” “Beyond,” “The Cup,” and Other Poems

Oh! The Colour That Wasn't Me They had always said Said, opined and judged Trickles of appreciation but mostly for me none.. But hurtful…


“When the Clouds Let Go of Something Else,” “After House,” and “The Carnival of Rats”

When the Clouds Let Go of Something Else Thunder arrived without lightning and when lightning flashed seconds later, there was no thunder, only great…


“Public Performances” and “Low and Behold”

Public Performances The news tonight is that there are rioters rioting in the streets of Minneapolis. I go out to see for myself. I see folks on the…


“Blocked Again,” “A Note to the Utopians,” “Or Maybe it’s Already Ended,” and Other Poems

Blocked Again Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed I see this “editor” bitching because some writer had the nerve to write her a letter……