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.

Brooks Robards

Brooks Robards

Brooks Robards’s poems ‘The Woods From the Road’ and ‘The Color of Snow’

James Walton

James Walton

James Walton’s poem ‘Inverloch – Cape Paterson Road’

Karen Petersen

Karen Petersen

Karen Petersen’s poem ‘By the Baptiste River, Alberta’

Michael Ratcliffe

Michael Ratcliffe

Michael Ratcliffe’s poems ‘A Winter Cardinal’ and ‘Garden in Winter’

Steve Brightman

Steve Brightman

Steve Brightman’s poems ‘When Flame Is Blessing And Curse’, ‘Across Winter’s Window’ and ‘Two Human, One Dog’

Tim Philippart

Tim Philippart

Tim Philippart’s poems ‘Time Not Taken’ and ‘Still Life’

Lynn White

Lynn White

Lynn White’s poems ‘Void’ and ‘In This Space’

Ann Kestner

Ann Kestner

Ann Kestner’s poems ‘Painting Her Away’ and ‘If I Die’

Lisa Stice

Lisa Stice

Lisa Stice’s poems ‘The Gap in the Wall’ and ‘A Lost Ship’

Zev Torres

Zev Torres

Zev Torres’s poems ‘Slow Dance’, ‘This Time Around’ and ‘Rage’

William Reichard

William Reichard

William Reichard’s poems ‘Midwest Landscape: Abandoned House’ and ‘Recent Sightings’

JB Mulligan

JB Mulligan

JB Mulligan’s poems ‘end of summer’ and ‘unburied treasure’

Lisa Stice

Lisa Stice

Lisa Stice’s poems ‘The Dog Days of Summer’, ‘How It Is’, and ‘Anoles’

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland’s poems ‘Lummi Island, August’, ‘Evening Lies Down in the Grass’ and ‘Mirror’

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poems ‘Neptune’s Coquette’ and ‘Rendezvous’

Devon Balwit

Devon Balwit

Devon Balwit’s poems ‘Host of Hosts’, ‘Spinning in Place’, and ‘In Commemoration of a Poetry Reading, Poorly-Attended’

Wendy Thornton

Wendy Thornton

Wendy Thornton’s poems ‘Never Underestimate the Ring of Fire’ and ‘Fire Tower’

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