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.

Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee

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

Tazeen Fatma

Tazeen Fatma

Tazeen Fatma’s poem ‘Do souls have a dress too?’

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’

Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s poems ‘The Last August in my House by the River’ and ‘Road Maps’

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’

Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell’s poems ‘Celsius’, ‘Chrysalis’, and ‘Swimming Lessons’

Juan Pablo Mobili 

Juan Pablo Mobili 

Juan Pablo Mobili poems ‘My Father Waves from the Other Rock’, ‘The Photograph’, and ‘The Gash’

Jan Haag

Jan Haag

Jan Haag’s poems ‘Liquid Meditation’ and ‘Old oak, coming down’

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell

Dorothy Cantwell’s poems ‘We Came Home Like Wild Cats’ and ‘The White Bird’

Carlene M. Gadapee

Carlene M. Gadapee

Carlene M. Gadapee’s poems ‘1972’, ‘Town, Late September’ and ‘Potatoes’

Alicia Viguer-Espert

Alicia Viguer-Espert

Alicia Viguer-Espert’s poems ‘Autumn’s Lesson’ and ‘Shades of Light’

Pitambar Naik

Pitambar Naik

Pitambar Naik’s poem ‘Sheep’ (translation of original by Shatrughna Pandab)

Majorie Jensen

Majorie Jensen

Marjorie Jensens’s poem ‘Geological Necromancy’

Yuan Changming

Yuan Changming

Yuan Changming’s poems ‘I/我 as a Human: a Cross-Cultural Poem’ and ‘Directory of Destinies: a Wuxing Poem’

V.A. Bettencourt

V.A. Bettencourt

V. A. Bettencourt’s poems ‘Waltz With a Whale Shark’ and ‘Scar’

V. Bray

V. Bray

V. Bray’s poems ‘Her Door’ and ‘A New Understanding’

Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien’s poems ‘Solomon’ and ‘Equals’

Laurinda Lind

Laurinda Lind

Laurinda Lind’s poems ‘A Lake, Black’, ‘Sub Voce’ and ‘When the Tribal Drummers Join the Symphony’

Alison Stone

Alison Stone

Alison Stone’s poem ‘Diana Explains about Actaeon’

John Hicks

John Hicks

John Hicks’s poems ‘Getting Close to God’, ‘Soldier’s Prayer’, and ‘Trust Rust’

Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton’s poems ‘Woo!’ and ‘Grass, Pavilion’

Richard L. Matta

Richard L. Matta

Richard L. Matta’s poems ‘Bird of Paradise’, ‘Karma’, and ‘Dementia’

George Freek

George Freek

George Freek’s poem ‘An Apology (After Li Shangyin)’

David B. Prather

David B. Prather

David B. Prather’s poems ‘Provenance’ and ‘Journal Entry: Those Who Stay Behind’

David Perez

David Perez

David Perez’s poems ‘Someone’s always watching’, ‘She told me I would live forever’, and ‘The Year of the Leech’

Ann Malaspina

Ann Malaspina

Ann Malaspina’s poem ‘Disbelievers on Holy Night’

Leila Tualla

Leila Tualla

Leila Tualla’s poem ‘I sometimes think of my identity in diaspora’

Bojana Stojcic

Bojana Stojcic

Bojana Stojcic’s poems Baby-Stepping Toward’ and ‘Haibun for a Rainy Day’

Anne Claros

Anne Claros

Anne Claros’s poems ‘Sea-deaf’ and ‘The North Doesn’t Want Me’

Jeanette Willert

Jeanette Willert

Jeanette Willert’s poems ‘Inside, for a cup of Darjeeling’, ‘The Medusa Factor’ and ‘Old friend’

Steve Fay

Steve Fay

Steve Fay’s poem ‘Li Po in Hancock County’

Linda Scheller

Linda Scheller

Linda Scheller’s poems ‘Winter Solstice: Niles Canyon’ and ‘For Sylvia’

Gail Tyson

Gail Tyson

Gail Tyson’s poem ‘Word from Far Away’

Diane Kendig

Diane Kendig

Diane Kendig’s poem ‘Spoken at the Grave of My Friend Linda’

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka’s poems ‘Best Friends Interrupted’ and Distant Friendships’

Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner’s poems ‘Wintering Over’ and ‘Morning, Miramar Beach’

Leanne Boschman

Leanne Boschman

Leanne Boschman’s poem ‘Highway 16, After Buying Supplies’

Josephine LoRe

Josephine LoRe

Josephine LoRe’s poems ‘winter reverie’, ‘nighttime deer’, and ‘you are a winter garden’

Jan Chronister

Jan Chronister

Jan Chronister’s poems ‘Estoffe’, ‘Things to Do on New Year’s Day’, and ‘January Morning’

Diane Funston

Diane Funston

Diane Funston’s poems ‘What Happened to Winter?’ and ‘No True Silence’

Catherine L. Schweig

Catherine L. Schweig

Catherine L. Schweig’s poems ‘Instinctual Flight’, ‘Icy Foreshadowing’, and ‘The Tug’

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