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 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’

Aaron Sandberg

Aaron Sandberg

Aaron Sandberg’s poem ‘In Event of Space Disaster’

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’

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