Poetry by Mycah Miller

Mycah Miller is a Santa Cruz, CA-based poet, artist, motorcyclist, and student. She currently attends SJSU as an English major. Her work has been featured in shows and publications nationwide such as Vagabond City Lit, the Berkeley Slam, West Trade Review, and more. Find her work @MycahMillerArt.

Silence as a Curtain Call

i was her once before / the girl that sits against a wall and reads a used paperback in the sun /  downtown and probably waiting on something / a man stood over me / asked what i was reading / if i was her again i would ask him / if he thought a book to my nose meant / i, the girl, was wanton for stranger’s conversation / how often i am reminded my silence is a public action / men are the directors of marring gentle memories / they remind me how i am an empty theater / a book is kind, but it is no friend / it has no voice to chase away / no mouth to snarl / sometimes, it is only a place to be drawn out

Now that you're here

The Blue Nib believes in the power of the written word, the well-structured sentence and the crafted poetic phrase. Since 2016 we have published, supported and promoted the work of both established and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, essay and journalism. Times are difficult for publishers, and The Blue Nib is no exception. It survives on subscription income only. If you also believe in the power of the written word, then please consider supporting The Blue Nib and our contributors by subscribing to either our print or digital issue.

Poetry by Iago Crybin

Poetry by Iago Crybin
Crybin's poetry is melodic, and will repay your taking the time to read his work aloud. The acrobatic play of sound reminds one of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

3 Poems by Kathleen Strafford

Poems by Kathleen Stafford
In this collection of work, poet, Kathleen Strafford takes a deep dive into memory.

Poetry by Kieran Egan

Poetry Kieran Egan
Kieran Egan is lost in the flames of a winter bonfire.

Poetry by John H. Sime

Poetry by John H. Sime
John H. Sime has been a freelance writer since college in _Kickapoo Free Press, Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Verse Wisconsin, Howling Mantra, Hummingbird, Lake City Lights.

Poetry by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Poetry by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Jane Rosenberg LaForge writes poetry, fiction, and occasional essays in New York. Her next full-length collection of poems will be Medusa's Daughter from Animal Heart Press in 2021.

Editor of North America Time, Felicia McCarthy selects exceptional poetry from new and emerging voices in The United States and Canada : Submit to North American Time.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Comments

Also on North American Time

Poet, Christian Garduno

Christian Garduno edited the compilation Evolver and his own solo poetry collection Face, while a History undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley.
ISSUE 42

Issue 42
Get unlimited digital access for just  €7.50 P/Quarter

Get access now
Terms and Conditions apply
close-link
Click Me