for Davey at 16 As you gaze at the falls, unaware that I’m there,I survey your brow’s drop-off, the bluff of your chin,and the stone that bobs high in your neck, sharp and thin;the bright eddies and riffles that play in the hairthat meanders from temple to earlobe to nape;and above all, your eyes, squinting … Read More
1. For daughters of the Vietnamese diaspora, it is not easy to obtain ao dài: the tightly clinging bodice with its high stiff collar, joined by hook-and-eye-type clasper, its long slim raglan sleeves two tubes of whispery silk, must be custom-fitted to the size and contours of the wearer’s neck, arms, thighs. The girl must … Read More
The 2020 Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday June 20th at 4 p.m. Thanks to our winners and judges for taking part! You can view a recording of the event on YouTube below.
It is with happiness and pride that we announce the winners of the 2020 Book Awards. Category 1) (Author may have more than one book) was won by Richard Foerster for Boy on a Doorstep, and Category 2) (Author’s first book) was won by Maya Phillips for Erou. The author of the winning book in … Read More
The Merrimac River, broad and placid, flows down to it from the New Hampshire hills, broken at the falls to make frothy havoc on the rocks, foaming on over ancient stone towards a place where the river swings about in a wide and peaceful basin, moving on now around the flank of the town, on … Read More
Your trapezoidal face, like Townes van Zandt’s, makes my pulse race more than the razzmatazz of Times Square, makes my p- and t-waves dance more than a jailbreak out of Alcatraz. Look how my EKG goes crazy now; look how my EEG goes mad, synapses zapping and zigzagging everywhere—wow! I’m wakeful as a raft about … Read More
It is with excitement and joy that we announce the winners of the inaugural 2019 “Putting Chaos Into 14 Lines” Sonnet Contest: “Mania” by Jenna Le and “River Valley Hexaëmera” by Matt W. Miller. They each will be awarded a prize of $500 and are invited to read the pieces at the May 2019 Poetry … Read More
It is with admiration and delight that we announce the winners of the inaugural 2019 Book Awards. Category 1) (Author may have more than one book) was won by Barbara Crooker for The Book of Kells, and Category 2) (Author’s first book) was won by Grady Chambers for North American Stadiums. The author of the … Read More