The Beauty in Logan February's Poetry and Everything In-between

The sadness in Logan’s poetry is only bearable in the way art makes it possible to swallow bitter pills…. Logan’s writing arouses a handful of mixed feelings; sometimes he brings the things he wants to say home, sometimes they elude him…

Two Poems by Sharon Ibenu

  Midnight I Sometimes in the wind I cannot breathe.  So much air around me— none inside of me. He is between my legs, he seeks freedom.  I am beneath his words. He calls out to a God he has…

You Unknotted the Calculus of the World

   Awogbemila Temitope Ayodeji   Axiom i:   where x is the world. Integrable derivatives – I, you, two mp3 players and Mobutu * Four of us were shadows of ourselves, The world breathes in multiples of four.   Axiom ii:…

Q & A with David Shook on Poetry and Translation

  Jack Little (Founding Editor of The Ofi Press magazine in Mexico) interviews David Shook (Founding Editor of Phoneme Media, a nonprofit media company that publishes literature in translation from languages including Isthmus Zapotec, Lingala, Mongolian, and Uyghur). Highlights of…

"Poem X" by Stanley Princewill McDaniels

i feel like an empty baseball field- serene, empty & free like space each time the gates of your memory shot itself in my head, each time i do not think of you; my heart becomes a ship without an…

Two Poems by Carmel Rawhani

  Nostalgia It is said that love is a cunning temptress. But what of nostalgia? Is she not a cruel mistress? A silent thief of the present? Of hope and contentment? Replacing them with agonizing pensive reflection and recollection through…

An Ode To Poetry

Gloria D. Gonsalves Poetry is the seed of language, sort of like what a child who is learning to communicate acquires and later develops prose. It is perhaps the reason why children enjoy so much the poetic play with words…

[Poetry] A Boy by Kwabena Agyare Yeboah

  a boy stands as lost as a strand of pubic hair found in the sponge of lovers on a nuptial night   his story is a note locked in jaws   on this night, he becomes a river jittered…

From Afrocentrism to Afropolitanism: Subcultural Journeys in Minna Salami’s Poetry

Dzekashu MacViban Cache by Minna Salami: Weedmark Publishing; 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1-291-31161-7. When Nigerian-Swedish writer Minna Salami released a slim collection of poetry on Valentine’s day last year, I immediately recalled that I’d read her poems sometime in 2010 on the…

[Poetry] Languaje by Jack Little

Llenar blank leaves of hojas, wrap them tight in silent ayches, yolling ells. [olas de tears] un ojo wrinkles, the other empalagoso [miss you, querida] raquítico armchair, we slide soñolientamente [I can’t say your name] into tomorrow through archos, sloshways,…

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