Angele Ellis: Dances of Death | In Tango Below a Narrow Ceiling, an experimental young Syrian poet makes his book-length debut in English￼
What would happen in this vast dagger
If America stopped eating human flesh
For three days?
“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public.” –Allen Ginsberg
Emotions wrestle with physicality in the twisted sheets of Erotic.
In fifty numbered verses—many with the diamond-like compression of Emily Dickinson—Stevens Kane explores how the daily reality of the body suddenly can become extraordinary, paranormal—and how the science of events—such as gravity—can give way to the spiritual…
It was the summer the Israelis withdrew, leaving
a landmined no-man’s-land of phosphorus orange groves,
blighted with white like the kingdom of the Snow Queen.
“If you want to change the world, make your life about others. And everything will come back to you.” — Dr. Rouba Mhaissen
We are halfway between Bedford and Pottersville:
the kindness of community, the chill greed of despair.
The officer stopped at my seat and thrust his face toward mine. “Are you an American?”
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