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.

A Silent War

A Silent War

Ross Thompson’s poetry project ‘A Silent War’

Trishita Das

Trishita Das

Trishita Das’s poems ‘jol-khabar’ and ‘market value’

Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds’ poem ‘Nana Loves To Eat Strawberries’

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae’s poems ‘Inedible’ and ‘Rations’

Alicia Elkort

Alicia Elkort

Alicia Elkort ‘Grandmother sips black tea’ and ‘The Intimacy of an Avocado’

Ximena Gómez

Ximena Gómez

Ximena Gómez’s poems ‘When the Rain Stops’ and ‘Hillside Barrio’

Carol Alena Aronoff

Carol Alena Aronoff

Carol Alena Aronoff’s poems ‘What Comes Next’, ‘In This Time of Transition’ and ‘Now’

Ian C. Smith

Ian C. Smith

Ian C. Smith’s poems ‘Cities of this Earth’ and ‘Green Grass’

Heather Sager

Heather Sager

Heather Sager’s poems ‘Summer Love (Chicago)’ and ‘Celebration’

JB Stone

JB Stone

J.B. Stone’s poems ‘After Tomorrowland’ and ‘What did the river tell you?’

Harry Gallagher

Harry Gallagher

Harry Gallagher’s poems ‘In The Past, The Future Was Great’, ‘Archaeologist’, and ‘Friday Night Rehearsal’

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka’s poems ‘Watching Wondered Thoughts Walk Off’, ‘Summer’s Fallen Memories’, and ‘The Answer to the Question’

Allan Lake

Allan Lake

Allan Lake’s poem ‘Here, After’

JS Fuller

JS Fuller

JS Fuller’s poem ‘Crossing Raton Pass’

Sven Kretzschmar

Sven Kretzschmar

Sven Kretzschmar’s poem ‘The shapes of words within us’

Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner’s poems ‘Wholestory’ and ‘Handicraft’

Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton’s poem ‘These Shapes That We’ve Become’

Jade Riordan

Jade Riordan

Jade Riordan’s poems ‘Faintest Mirror’ and ‘Snow Melt’

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams’s poems ‘Being Frank: A Daughter Reflects’, ‘The Wish’ and ‘Morning Thoughts (It Is, Part I)’

Karen Byk

Karen Byk

Karen Byk’s poem ‘Object of Desire’

Priscilla Frake

Priscilla Frake

Priscilla Frake’s poems ‘What Should I Ask For? What Should I Ask?,’ ‘Sunday Conversations with my Mother,’ and ‘Passenger Safety Information, DAL Love Field.’

Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills’s poems ‘The Deep End’, ‘In Jane Austen’, and ‘A Brief History of Time’

Ina Jain

Ina Jain

Ina Jain’s poems ‘Wayward Passage’, ‘Solar Storms’, and ‘Spring Tide’

Lennart Lundh

Lennart Lundh

Lennart Lundh’s poem ‘There are doves here’

KB Ballentine

KB Ballentine

KB Ballentine’s poems ‘Cobwebs, Breathing’, ‘Return My Dreams to Me’, and ‘At Letting Go’

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky’s poems ‘Valentine’, ‘I Will Not Speak of the Dead’, and ‘Prayer’

Kirsty A. Niven

Kirsty A. Niven

Kirsty A. Niven’s poems ‘Prophecy’, ‘Into the Wild’, and ‘Five Minutes

Serene Leong

Serene Leong

Serene Leong’s poems ‘Homesick’ and ‘Willow Tree’

Gary Rosin

Gary Rosin

Gary Rosin’s poem ‘Crossing Kansas’

Dargan M. Ware

Dargan M. Ware

Dargan M. Ware’s poem ‘The Words that Come in Winter’

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae’s poem ‘Pioneer’s Diary’

mr oCean

mr oCean

mr oCean’s poem ‘A Winter Watercolour’

Adrian Ibarra

Adrian Ibarra

Adrian Ibarra’s poem ‘thaw of the permafrost’

Nate Maxson

Nate Maxson

Nate Maxson’s poem ‘Diagram for a Rain Machine’

Jake Tringali

Jake Tringali

Jake Tringali’s poem ‘looking for logic in a long island iced tea’

Nightsongs

Nightsongs

John C. Mannone’s multimedia project and ode to the heavens – Nightsongs

Adesina Ajala

Adesina Ajala

Adesina Ajala’s poem ‘How My Void Takes Form’

Daniel Hudon

Daniel Hudon

Daniel Hudon’s poem ‘Diary of a Russian Cosmonaut’

Feby Joseph

Feby Joseph

Feby Joseph’s poem ‘Planning an itinerary to visit the moon’

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy’s poem ‘Visit from an incubus’

Melissa F. Kaelin

Melissa F. Kaelin

Melissa F. Kaelin’s poems ‘The color of my experiences’ and ‘a space’

Linda Ferguson

Linda Ferguson

Linda Ferguson’s poems ‘Pluto Speaks’, ‘These Summer Nights’, and ‘From the Imaginary Journals of Venetia Burney’

Kari A. Flickinger

Kari A. Flickinger

Kari A. Flickinger’s poems ‘A Meme for the Winged’ and ‘Woman Wreathed in Seaweed’

Paul Green

Paul Green

Paul Green’s poem ‘An apology to oranges’

Zoe Mitchell

Zoe Mitchell

Zoe Mitchell’s poem ‘Chanctonbury Ring’

Origins

Origins

Amlanjyoti Goswami on the inspiration behind his poem ‘Open Door’

Hannah Madonna

Hannah Madonna

Hannah Madonna’s poems ‘A Lover’s Map’, ‘Rated “M” for Mature’, and ‘To Eat a Peach’

Beverly M. Collins

Beverly M. Collins

Beverly M. Collins’ poems ‘Jagged’, ‘Vandal’, and ‘Company’

Isabella J. Mansfield

Isabella J. Mansfield

Isabella J Mansfield’s poems ‘Aftershocks’, ‘Untitled’, and ‘Ten Peach Pits Contain Enough Cyanide To Kill You’

Lorette C. Luzajic

Lorette C. Luzajic

Lorette C. Luzajic’s poems ‘You Took Me into the Woods’, ‘The Pornographer’, and ‘Fresh Horses’

Martin Willitts Jr.

Martin Willitts Jr.

Martin Willitts Jr’s poems ‘Encounter’ and ‘Yoshida at Tōkaidō’

Phil Hawtin

Phil Hawtin

Phil Hawtin’s poems ‘Mixing Memory With Desire’ and ‘Head Carved by a Blind Man – in Wood’

James Steck

James Steck

James Steck’s poems ‘Sketch of a man in the air’, ‘A Friend in Southwest Virginia’, and ‘View from the balcony across the street’

Sven Kretzschmar

Sven Kretzschmar

Sven Kretzschmar’s poems ‘A Private Sphere’, ‘Involuntarily Awake’, and ‘ A dream’

Robert Cooperman

Robert Cooperman

Robert Cooperman’s poems ‘Cerise’. ‘Reuben Plays the Painted Mandolin’, and ‘Ruby Clair Tempts Reuben’

Lauren Scharhag

Lauren Scharhag

Lauren Scharhag’s poems ‘Return’, ‘Jesus Flicks’, and ‘Girl with a Cigarette’

Kelsie Renehan

Kelsie Renehan

Kelsie Renehan’s poems ‘NOT SPEAKING VERY WELL’, ‘KATIE//FOR ALL THE GHOSTS IN OHIO’, and ‘JACOB//JAKE & KELSIE DRIVE TO HOUSTON’

Charles Venable

Charles Venable

Charles Venable’s poem ‘Found in the Corner of a Child’s Notebook’

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