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.

Center Stage

Center Stage

Center Stage celebrates the work of poet Darla Himeles

KB Nelson

KB Nelson

KB Nelson’s poem ‘Oregon Coast’

Evie Groch

Evie Groch

Evie Groch’s poem ‘Truth or Dare’

Joan Hofmann

Joan Hofmann

Joan Hofmann’s poem ‘Amen’ and ‘Holding On (at the Annual Community Grieving Ceremony)’

Elaine Reardon

Elaine Reardon

Elaine Reardon’s poems ‘The New Girl’ and ‘Eduardo’

Center Stage

Center Stage

Center Stage celebrates the work of poet Martin Willitts Jr.

Vanessa R. Bradley

Vanessa R. Bradley

Vanessa R. Bradley’s poems ‘Ocean, Alive’ and ‘On Self-Reliance’

Center Stage

Center Stage

Center Stage celebrates the work of poet Yamini Pathak

Sherre Vernon

Sherre Vernon

Sherre Vernon’s poem ‘Where the Veil is Thin’

Marianne Peel

Marianne Peel

Marianne Peel’s poem ‘I Played Among the Talking Trees’

Gaby Bila

Gaby Bila

Lady Gaby’s spoken word performance of her poem ‘A Death (in Romania)’

Joseph Farina

Joseph Farina

Joseph Farina’s poems ‘daring of spirits’, ‘invocation’, and ‘epiphany under polaris’

Jaime Speed

Jaime Speed

Jaime Speed’s poem ‘Disappear to chase trains’

Hiba Heba

Hiba Heba

Hiba Heba’s poems ‘A postcard from my mother who met death in the most startling way’, ‘Asylum’, and ‘Prelude’

GTimothy Gordan

GTimothy Gordan

GTimothy Gordan’s poems ‘PALE FIRES I & PALE FIRES II’ and ‘EMPTY HEAVEN, EMPTY EARTH’

Brittney Corrigan

Brittney Corrigan

Brittney Corrigan’s poems ‘The Last Two Northern White Rhinos Discuss the Birds and the Bees’, ‘Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit’, and ‘Orion in the Oregon Outback’

Sha Huang

Sha Huang

Sha Huang’s poem ‘The Gift’

Leslie Dianne

Leslie Dianne

Leslie Dianne’s poems ‘Bloom’ and ‘The River’

Joan Kwon Glass

Joan Kwon Glass

Joan Kwon Glass’s poem ‘The Last Time I Held My Sister’

Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong’s poem ‘Year of the Sea Monkey XCIX’

Elizabeth Myhr

Elizabeth Myhr

Elizabeth Myhr’s poem ‘let me have gold and blue’

Cormac Culkeen

Cormac Culkeen

Cormac Culkeen’s poems ‘In Every House’, ‘Nora’, and ‘Triggers

Beth Brody

Beth Brody

Beth Brody’s poem ‘The Nature of Things’

Abriana Jetté

Abriana Jetté

Abriana Jetté ‘Risk Forgiveness’, ‘Quarantine Quarrel’, and ‘Malibu’

Apple Mae Pandian

Apple Mae Pandian

Apple Mae Pandian’s poems ‘Surrender, This Time’ and ‘August On My Mind’

Literary Lines

Literary Lines

Our new LITERARY LINES column featuring the Tower Poetry Society

Center Stage

Center Stage

CENTER STAGE presents the work of poet Moni Brar

Rose Mary Boehm

Rose Mary Boehm

Rose Mary Boehm’s poems ‘Another Ordinary Story’, ‘At the end of a war’ and ‘Letter to Angst’

Moni Brar

Moni Brar

Moni Brar’s poems ‘Hummingbirds for Bees’, ‘Migrant Parents’, and ‘Murmuration’

Keri Withington

Keri Withington

Keri Withington’s poem ‘New Moon’ and ‘I dreamt of triplets’

Janna Knittel

Janna Knittel

Janna Knittel’s poems ‘First Anniversary’, ‘Thin Places’, and ‘Willamette Highway’

Sreedevi Anumula

Sreedevi Anumula

Sreedevi Anumula’s poems ‘Window’ and ‘Beneath the Bending Birches’

Sam Houty

Sam Houty

Sam Houty’s poem ‘Drummer Boy’

Melody Wang

Melody Wang

Melody Wang’s poem ‘what shall become of our pact?’

Martin Willitts Jr.

Martin Willitts Jr.

Martin Willitts Jr.’s poems ‘Winter Tanka’, ‘First Snow’ and ‘Tea House at Koishikawa. The Morning after a Snowfall’

Helen Moore

Helen Moore

Helen Moore’s poem ‘Tracks & Signs’

Evie Groch

Evie Groch

Evie Groch’s poems ‘Uncertain Prayer’, ‘Bless Me’ and ‘Wicked Music’

Deborah Purdy

Deborah Purdy

Deborah Purdy’s poems ‘Winter Solstice’, ‘Winter Clearing’ and ‘After a Sudden and Unexpected Loss’

Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller’s poem ‘Dance A Christmas Morning’

Open Your Eyes Review

Open Your Eyes Review

Mike Hembury’s review of the poetry anthology ‘Open Your Eyes’ edited by Vinita Agrawal

Angela Topping

Angela Topping

Angela Topping’s poems ‘Seaham Sea Glass in Winter’, ‘Tree Music’, and ‘Blackbird, Shopping’

Alison Lock

Alison Lock

Alison Lock’s poems ‘West Nab to Marsden’ and ‘Clematis vitalba/Old Man’s Beard’

Wayne David Hubbard

Wayne David Hubbard

Wayne David Hubbard’s poems ‘Equitable Distribution of Love’ and ‘Aria No. 7’

Tim J. Brennan

Tim J. Brennan

Tim J. Brennan’s poems ‘Ellipsis’, ‘Mother’, and ‘Instinctual’

Carlo Rey Lacsamana

Carlo Rey Lacsamana

Carlo Rey Lacsamana’s poem ‘For such a time as this (Three Poetic Studies in Breathing)’

Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Rachel Small’s poem ‘Methods of Coping’

Penny Blackburn

Penny Blackburn

Penny Blackburn’s poems ‘I am the one who puts them there’, ‘We All Bought into the Myth’, and ‘When They Call Something a Warzone’

Shannon Frost Greenstein

Shannon Frost Greenstein

Shannon Frost Greenstein’s poem ‘Dedicated to My Nemesis, Because I’m Still Not Over It’

Zoe Mitchell

Zoe Mitchell

Zoe Mitchell’s poem ‘Making Medea: A Recipe by Belle Gunness, Murderess’

Katie Pagano

Katie Pagano

Katie Pagano’s poems ‘Sky Woman’ and ‘Get High’

Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton

Kurt Newton’s poems ‘Sleets’ and ‘Mirror Universe’

Antoni Ooto

Antoni Ooto

Antoni Ooto’s poems ‘War’, ‘Eight Minutes’, and ‘Night Beat’

Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge’s poem ‘THERE’S A TOWN SOMEWHERE ON THE EDGE OF A DESERT’

Mycah Miller

Mycah Miller

Mycah Miller’s poem ‘i’ve only ever been cute in the summer’

L. Ward Abel

L. Ward Abel

L. Ward Abel’s poems ‘The Ground Gives Way’ and ‘I Begin to Sense the Burning of Books’

Justine Gardner

Justine Gardner

Justine Gardner’s poems ‘Dear Gamekeeper’ and ‘What are you afraid of?’

Judy DeCroce

Judy DeCroce

Judy DeCroce’s poems ‘A City Turning Its Back’ and ‘On Broken Streets of War’

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