POETRY

Poetry has a special place in the heart of The Wild Word and we believe that the world is a better place with poetry in it.

We have been delighted and honored to publish the poets below.

Read some of the poems below and you may find yourself transported, your world changed, or that your day just got a little bit brighter.

Sandra Sarala

Sandra Sarala

Sandra Sarala’s poem ‘Six things I could never do without’

Penny Blackburn

Penny Blackburn

Penny Blackburn’s poem ‘She Will Escape Salpêtrière Hospital’

Jenne Micale

Jenne Micale

Jenne Micale’s poems ‘Mezuzah’, ‘Pilgrimage’ and ‘The gardener’s war’

Heather D. Frankland

Heather D. Frankland

Heather D. Frankland’s poems ‘Three Year Drought’, ‘Buenos Recuerdos’, and ‘Out of Focus: Leaving My Peace Corps Village’

Doryn Herbst

Doryn Herbst

Doryn Herbst’s poems ‘The Luna Moth’ and ‘Lost Sparrow’

Daniel Schulz

Daniel Schulz

Daniel Schulz’s poems ‘Reservoir’, ‘Factory Line’ and ‘Evanescence’

Terry S. Johnson

Terry S. Johnson

Terry S. Johnson’s poems ‘Dialysis Before Daybreak’, ‘Shifting Beach’, and ‘The Sentence’

Ruth Ticktin

Ruth Ticktin

Jonathan Borba’s poems ‘Follow the Flow’, ‘Ever Light’, and ‘My Friend’

Peggy Heitmann

Peggy Heitmann

Peggy Heitmann’s poems ‘The Exchange’, ‘What the Man Needs is No Different than the Boy’, and ‘My Darling’

Michael Theroux

Michael Theroux

Michael Theroux’s poems ‘Fall Morning Light’ and ‘Histories of Nations’

Michael T. Young

Michael T. Young

Michael T. Young’s poems ‘What We Touch in Each Other’ and ‘Interruption’

Matthew J. Andrews

Matthew J. Andrews

Matthew J. Andrews’s poems ‘Love Poem with Chalupas’, ‘Stargazer’, and ‘Strip Monopoly’

Laura Davies

Laura Davies

Laura Davies’s poems ‘Leaving’, ‘The Loss of I’ and ‘Divorce’

Kersten Christianson

Kersten Christianson

Kersten Christianson’s poems ‘When the Heart Leaps’, ‘From the Outer Coast’ and ‘Come-hither to the Hearth’

Katrina Kaye

Katrina Kaye

Katrina Kaye’s poems ‘Forever’, ‘Masterpiece’, and ‘Twenty Poems of Love by Pablo Neruda’

Karin Molde

Karin Molde

Karin Molde’s poems ‘I dream myself into the map of Tanzania’, ‘Dog roses, May 1945’, and ‘Moonlight Serenade’

Jim Brosnan

Jim Brosnan

Jim Brosnan’s poems ‘Captured Moments’, ‘Lost in Dreams’, and ‘Spring in Newington’

Jean Baur

Jean Baur

Jean Baur’s poems ‘SINGING’ and ‘A FLOODED WOOD’

Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules’s poems ‘On My 67th Birthday’, ‘The Day You Were Born’ and ‘Dearest Wish’

Erin Jamieson

Erin Jamieson

Erin Jamieson’s poem ‘Maybe We Should Open the Blinds’

Chris Pellizzari

Chris Pellizzari

Chris Pellizzari’s poem ‘The Olive Tree in Granada where Lorca is Buried at Night’

Buffy Shutt

Buffy Shutt

Buffy Shutt’s poems ‘An Inch or So of Time’ and ‘A Waltz’

Anne Graue

Anne Graue

Anne Graue’s poems ‘Love like a splendid storm’, ‘The Dream of the Cave’, and ‘Elasticity’

Daniel Schulz

Daniel Schulz

Daniel Schulz’s poems ‘Sorrow’ and ‘A Fulfilled Life’

George Franklin

George Franklin

George Franklin’s poems ‘Watching a Hurricane Pass to the West’, ‘In Bogotá’, and ‘What We Know, What We Can’t Know’

John Savoie

John Savoie

John Savoie’s poems ‘Candlelight Service’, ‘Duende at Dawn’, and ‘Old House’

Ximena Gomez

Ximena Gomez

Ximena Gomez’s poem The Perpetrator/El autor del delito

Jenne Micale

Jenne Micale

Jenne Micale’s poems ‘Fire Weather’, ‘The Red Barn’, and ‘Fumata’

Rosemarie Barr

Rosemarie Barr

Rosemarie Barr’s ‘At the Lake’s Edge’, ‘Black Hole’, and ‘Cellophane-wrapped Flowers’

LKN

LKN

LKN’s poem ‘The Planting Season’

J.M. Summers

J.M. Summers

J.M. Summers’s poems ‘Bleeding Sinuses’, ‘It has been five years’, and ‘We Are Waiting, Always’

Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills’s poems ‘Old Boyfriends’ and ‘Walking with Tanky-the-Dog’

Alison Stone

Alison Stone

Alison Stone’s poems ‘Kindred’, ‘Reminiscing with my Teen Best Friend’, and ‘Cargo’

Sun Shih-Min

Sun Shih-Min

Sun Shih-Min’s poem ‘Like a fine, tattered, fragment of earth lied the branches’

Richard L. Matta

Richard L. Matta

Richard L. Matta’s poems ‘Accidental Release’ and ‘Pottery Studio’

Mary Marie Dixon

Mary Marie Dixon

Mary Marie Dixon’s poems ‘Bloom’, ‘Winter’, and ‘Tilting Away’

Rekha Valliappan

Rekha Valliappan

Rekha Valliappan’s poems ‘regrets’, ‘in the pale blue light’, and ‘A Symphony of Echoes’

Karin Molde

Karin Molde

Karin Molde’s poems ‘Confinement’ and ‘Spoon-fed’

Juan Pablo Mobili

Juan Pablo Mobili

Juan Pablo Mobili’s poems ‘The Joy of Parks’ and ‘American Coffee’

Douglas K. Currier

Douglas K. Currier

Douglas K Currier’s poems ‘Night poems’, ‘Living with death’ and ‘Bad decisions’

Dijana Stojanovic

Dijana Stojanovic

Dijana Stojanovic’s poems ‘Sunday’, ‘Absence of’ and ‘Mouths’

Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee’s poems ‘On the Floor of the Sky’, ‘Shimmer’, and ‘The Clearing’

Stephen Mead

Stephen Mead

Stephen Mead’s poem ‘The Housekeeper’s Work Ethic’

Laura Theis

Laura Theis

Laura Theis’s poems ‘ghost girl’ and ‘welcome and’

Ken Cathers

Ken Cathers

Ken Cathers’s poems ‘you can never’, ‘one never’ and ‘second chance’

Anne Graue

Anne Graue

Anne Graue’s poem ‘My mother’s ghost gestures toward the brighter-than-orange hibiscus’

Ann Iverson

Ann Iverson

Ann Iverson’s poems ‘Cat Ghost’, ‘At the Counter Paying Bills’, and ‘Again, His Ghost’

Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton’s poems ‘Underwater Tea Party’ and ‘Portent’

Phil Wood

Phil Wood

Phil Wood’s poems ‘Samhain’, ‘SAD’ and ‘Umeshu’

M.J. Iuppa

M.J. Iuppa

M.J. Iuppa’s poems ‘Waking, without knowing’, ‘God’s Eye View’, and ‘Waiting for Nothing’

Lynn Fast

Lynn Fast

Lynn Fast’s poems ‘The Willow Mother’ and ‘The Cidery’

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