News Poetry

News Poetry: Mirror Words

A new year starts appearing as a blank slate but its history is already written in the dust of treaties, the land-mine refuse of war, the increased opulence of...

News Poetry: Upon Learning that Butterflies Existed Sixty Million Years Before Flowers

We must now amend our theories of desire, our understanding of what transforms flesh so that it may feed on the nectar hidden deep within the recesses...

News Poetry: Homeless at 7th and Santa Fe

1. Black plastic bag, no tote, no backpack One pair of shoes, no socks, no laces Plenty of sunshine today, no raincoat One glove, one cold, bare hand Toothache,...

News Poetry: The Eye of the Beholder

The one on the left, with the pink backpack, carrying the C-4, is wearing a headset under that checked yellow scarf, receiving final instructions. The one on the...

News Poetry: Sparrows

I sip tea while men declare war in my living room. They raise fists on evening news, set a flag alight. It burns, small country, in their...

News Poetry: “resolution”

resolution: I have one now that the killings are within city blocks of me blood spilled yards from my kin dawn breaking New Year's Eve my grandsons waken stunned by gunfire dreaded screams SWAT...

News Poetry: Senbazuru

God folds the world along pre-creased lines, pressing one edge against another, before scoring. Sometimes she folds one way, opens, then reverses. That’s how we get extra...

News Poetry: “2018: The Year in Review – A Prose Poem”

At Garrison Keillor’s Hague trial for fixing The World Cup, Justice Gorsuch mistakenly referred to George Papadopoulos as “George Pocahontas”. In the ensuing melee,...

News Poetry: Made in America

You have the right to bear arms to bear poverty to bear discrimination. You have the right to assemble in free-speech zones behind well-marked chain link fences. You have the...

News Poetry: “Belle Turnbull: Colorado’s Unsung Master”

Long-versed as we’ve been, deep-footed in pioneer doggerel, blind poet fancies & sing-song sentimentalities -- those Victorian staples of mining camp news- papers in post-statehood Colorado – it came...