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.

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’

Center Stage

Center Stage

Center Stage celebrates the work of writer and wilderness advocate David Crews

Kelly Kaur

Kelly Kaur

Kelly Kaur’s poem ‘Hungry Ghosts’

Marjorie Jensen

Marjorie Jensen

Marjorie Jensen’s poems ‘Draw me a violet orchid’ and ‘Muse-Editor; Body-Reader’

Jude Brigley

Jude Brigley

Jude Brigley’s poems ‘The girl in class 2C’ and ‘Jocundus’

Eric Odynocki

Eric Odynocki

Eric Odynocki’s poems ‘At a Loss’, ‘Anagrams’, and ‘Legends’

Dave Medd

Dave Medd

Dave Medd’s poem ‘Teacher Teacher’

Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez’s poems ‘TO THESE BEACHES’ and ‘IF YOU WANT TO ESCAPE’

Sha Huang

Sha Huang

Sha Huang’s poem ‘All About Now’

Shelby Lynn Lanaro

Shelby Lynn Lanaro

Shelby Lynn Lanaro’s poems ‘Liberation’ and If I Were Single’

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs’s poems ‘am Main’ and ‘danke schön’

Robin Neal

Robin Neal

Robin Neal’s poems ‘Beneath the Willow’ and ‘Pelagic’

Melody Wang

Melody Wang

Melody Wang’s poems ‘The Sea is Still Speaking to Me’ and ‘We Always Have Been’

Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan’s poem ‘Escape from the Blue Garden’

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson’s poem ‘Poem Whispered to the Loved One’

Cleo Rohn

Cleo Rohn

Cleo Rohn’s poems ‘The First Time You See Him With Her’ and ‘The City is a Crossword Puzzle Half-Solved’

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)’

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