Shagbark Hickories by Joan Colby

Joan Colby’s Selected Poems received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize and Ribcage was awarded the 2015 Kithara Book Prize. Her recent books include Her Heartsongs from Presa Press, Joyriding to Nightfall from FutureCycle Press, Elements from Presa Press .and Bony Old Folks from Cyberwit Press. She has another book forthcoming from The Poetry Box Select series titled The Kingdom of the Birds which should be out next August

SHAGBARK HICKORIES

Unkempt as women at the edge

Of patience, wringing rough hands

In aprons of home-made sorrow.

Their teardrops large and green

With a hidden core of remonstration.

How they came to accept

What was unendurable.

Harsh as an east wind

And yet they stand

Renowned for toughness

As if that could be a consolation

Like the lie that what doesn’t kill you

Is a blessing.

North American Time, Editorial

North American Time, Editorial
Felicia McCarthy on her listing of the ten poets she selected for issue 42.

2 poems by Alan Cohen

2 poems by Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen was poetry appears in New England Journal of Medicine (1977), The Road Not Taken (2017) and more

3 poems by Deborah Purdy

3 poems by Deborah Purdy
Deborah Purdy's work has appeared in Gravel Literary Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, and other publications.

Poetry by Mycah Miller

Poetry by Mycah Miller
Mycah Miller is a Santa Cruz, CA-based poet, artist, motorcyclist, and student.

Poetry by Don Krieger

Flash Fiction by Don Krieger
Don Krieger is a 2020 Creative Nonfiction Fellow.
His work has appeared in Neurology, Live Mag!, Seneca Review, The
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Asahi Shimbun, Entropy, and others.

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  1. Concentrated, like distilled bitters to make the cocktail of life go down with a bit more character made from a vine on a crag or blustery cliff.

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