A poem by William Thompson

A moment captured, by Bristolian poet William Thompson

Three poems by Peter O’Neill

Translation is looked upon as both practice and sweet inspiration in Peter O'Neill's poems.

Three Poems by Glenis Redmond

I confront the weighted history of the red clay South. I dig deep. I strive to say the unsayable, while listening to the music of the multitudes that walk with me: my known and my unknown ancestors that seek to be heard.

Poetry by Sue Vickerman

Vickerman, whose stories, articles and poems have appeared in The Guardian, and the Times Educational Supplement, has published five collections of poetry.

Two poems by Ivy Alvarez

New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.

Three Poems by Mark Tredinnick

Australian poet Mark Tredinnick’s poetry is a nothing less than a hymn of gratitude to the natural world and a rare rhythmical treat!

A Poem by Stacey Curran

Stacey Curran's poem delicately explores the twin ache of memory and loss.

One poem by Caoimhe McKeogh

The quiet power of this work by New Zealand poet Caoimhe McKeogh is a lesson in prose poetry – beautifully controlled language evoking the poignant image of a tune lost and found.

A Poem by Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke's awards include the Brendan Behan Memorial Prize, the Hennessy Award, the Michael Hartnett Award, and the Strokestown International Poetry Award.

Three poems by Dina Frînculescu

Dina Frînculescu's poems are an invitation to the intricacies of private life and language.

Two poems by Gail Ingram

New Zealand poet Gail Ingram teases and delights us with her vivid imagery and playfulness with words as she peels back layers of our culture, challenging us with her implications.

Two Poems by David Butler

Butler's awards for poetry include the Féile Filíochta, Brendan Kennelly, Ted McNulty, Maria Edgeworth, Baileborough, Poetry Ireland/Trocaire and Phizfest prizes.

Two poems by Jena Woodhouse

Delve into the dark world of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch through these two evocative poems in the ekphrastic tradition by Australian poet Jena Woodhouse!

Two Poems by Dilys Rose

Elegant and well-crafted poems from one of Scotland's foremost writers, Dilys Rose.

Two Poems by Zachary Kluckman, the Founder of MindWell Poetry

Kluckman will be recognized by readers who understand the mind's darkness, its depths and razor sharp turns.

Two poems by Nilgun Marmara translated by Sevda Akyuz

Nilgun Marmara's poems in the translation of Sevda Akyuz exult in color and grief equally and seduce the reader with their vividness.

Two poems by Jules Leigh Koch

In our age of overblown expression, the chiselled lines and deliberate imagism of Australian poet Jules Leigh Koch are a real treat!

Poem by Sevda Akyuz

Sevda Aykuz's poem captures tender vulnerability in a striking, fleeting moment.

Poetry by Martin Willitts Jr.

Syracuse retired librarian, Martin Willetts Jr, is an activist for poetry, an editor for Comstock Review with many collections and awards.

Poems by Mary Madec

The earthly and the mythic are in constant interplay in these poems by Mary Madec.

One poem by Kathryn Fry

See the poetry in scientific discovery through the discerning and tender eye of Australian poet Kathryn Fry!

Three Poems in Translation by Laura Dan

Laura Dan's poems seduce the reader with their simple, visual touch and their dainty details.

Poetry by Patricia Davis-Muffett

Three vivid narrative poems from Patricia Davis-Muffett, each of three describing a different experience from the many tragedies of 2020.

Poetry by Katherine Duffy

Duffy’s vibrant poetry allows us to travel through a whole spectrum of colour, whilst standing still.

One poem by Kit Willett

There is a wistfulness to this playful postmodern piece by New Zealand poet, Kit Willett, which will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading it!

Poetry by Ciarán O’Rourke

Well versed in Western literature, a fact borne out in the quality and flexibility of his style, O’Rourke’s poems evoke and challenge a millenia old tradition.

Two Poems by Featured Poet, Judith Beveridge

Not for nothing is Judith Beveridge known as ‘one of Australia’s most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world’, as these two works amply demonstrate!

Poetry by Frances Roberts-Reilly

Poetry from Frances Roberts-Reilly a direct descendant of Abram Wood and the notable family of Welsh triple harpists, fiddlers and storytellers.

Poetry by Michael Martin

Quirky contemporary poems from USA's Michael Martin

Poetry by Featured Poet, Leeanne Quinn

Quinn is a flawless writer. She draws on the materials life has given her to create a pared but visionary poetry.

Three poems by Astrid Cabral, translated by Alexis Levitin

Astrid Cabral’s poems are visually musical and the rich vein of her native language, Portuguese, is beautifully captured in Alexis Levitin’s translation.

Two poems by Anne M Carson

These two compositions by Australian poet Anne M Carson are as sensual and precisely structured as the music that inspired them!

Poetry by Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer, First Poet Laureate of Barrie, Ontario, CBC broadcaster, and prolific writer.

Poetry by Alex Josephy

There’s a sharp-eye and lexical fluency in the work of Alex Josephy. Italian appellations and clever depictions of larger than life plants, create imaginary worlds evocative of Alice.

2 Poems by Kevin Higgins

Thought provoking as a weeklong convention on the history of the brown paper bag in a city without cocktails, massage parlours, or even as much as a cup of tea.

1 Poem by John Bartlett

History and a lingering sense of grief come together in this haunting work by Australian poet John Bartlett which delves into the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots.

3 Poems by Carolyn L. Tipton

Carolyn L. Tipton, Berkley poet, professor, and award-winning translator brings autumn alive with these short vivid poems.

Two poems by Kimberly K Williams

Kimberly K Williams knows just how to hold up a mirror to the precise nature of her wonderment at nature, and we find ourselves immersed in her delicate reflections.

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