November 5, 2014

John L. Stanizzi TRIOLET FOR CAROL So many things that still feel new are old, and that’s the way it goes. This is what always happens to so many things that still feel new. I think of how I have … Continue reading

September 4, 2011

John L. Stanizzi DEFIANTLY It begins with a mistake while they are rushing through what they call “busy work,” some assignment you find a drag as well, having concocted it so that you can tell parents you wouldn’t permit a … Continue reading

September 1, 2010

John L. Stanizzi S-PLAN Bacon Academy Colchester, CT October 31st, 2001 1. Shortly after 9/11, a boy who had been stealing pick-up trucks from a local dealership and hiding them in the woods so he could sell them later, decided … Continue reading

March 2, 2001

350+ Poets Read Their Work   As much as we loved providing an audio CD for issue #27’s Tribute to Slam, we didn’t want page poets to be left out. The tradition of public readings is central to contemporary poetry, … Continue reading

February 27, 2001

Tribute to the Sonnet Conversations with Alice Fulton & Molly Peacock   Releasing in December, 2009, issue #32 celebrates the “little song,” poetry’s most enduring traditional form. Shakespeare and Petrachan sonnets, a backwards sonnet, free verse sonnets, blank verse sonnets, … Continue reading