Recipe for Mornings After
“Whip egg whites, expectations, preheat an oven / carefully cultivate delicate friendships with belligerent drunks.”
A beautiful poem about longing, by M.J. Arlett: “My hunger, an unanswerable question / as big as the sky.”
We loved the simplicity and depth of tornadoday’s poem, “beginnings”: “it hardly seems / a moment passed / before the coming home / to understand / beginnings / have no end”
“I half expected to see her sashaying down the aisle of the train, all shimmering platinum between plush, navy blue seats.” A misheard train conductor and a flight of fantasy, captured in a poem.
Poem For Children: Oughtabees
A fun children’s poem about being yourself, by Rolli: “The oughtabees are circling! One’s sitting on my chin! Don’t listen to a word they say! Don’t let their poison in!”
8 AM Wednesday by Jill Tabot
From Jill Talbot’s compelling poem, 8 AM Wednesday: “How are you? I am familiar with the question, but the answer always befuddles me.”
Linebreak is an established hub for powerful poetry, where a new poem has appeared — in both text and audio — every Tuesday since 2008.
The Citron Review
The editors at The Citron Review, who all met in the creative writing program at Antioch University of Los Angeles, share a passion for the short form — “powerful prose that packs a punch.” They publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
“For the City and These Long Decades Spent Wandering”: A Poem
Jose Padua shares a prose poem on memory, politics, and domestic life: “And what lifts me from weariness and dread are the small things, not the grand recollections and gestures but the brief but glowing movements […].”
Recording of “The Draft”
Listen to Robert Okaji read his haunting poem, “The Draft”: “Yesterday I walked to the sea / and looking into its deep crush / sensed something unseen washing / out, between tides and a shell-cut foot”
I’m Not Saying We Shouldn’t Be Angry
“I’m not saying we shouldn’t be angry.
Anger seems reasonable. But perhaps
we will do what I’ve heard the Inuit do—
spend the emotion on walking, walk a line
until all the anger has left our bodies.”
A poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.
Founded and edited by Russell Bennetts, Berfrois is a literary-intellectual online magazine based in London, England, covering a range of subjects from poetry to philosophy and science to economics.
Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.
The Normal School
“We’re just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat’s eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets.” The Normal School is a biannual publication for people who love to read.
The Missouri Review
Founded in 1978, The Missouri Review is based at the University of Missouri and publishes four issues yearly. Each issue includes stories, poetry features, and essays, which are selected from among 12,000 unsolicited submissions sent from writers around the world each year.