Poetry

“Reading Advice on Writing from Ernest Hemingway,” by David W. Landrum

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

You like his advice because
he was tough—a hunter, deep-sea fisher,
one who had seen war, and not
some namby-pamby academic
who sat behind a desk
all his days and only imagined
what killing, sex, and getting
drunk were like.



“The Ten-Foot Pole Store,” by Jim George

Aug 20th, 2019 | By

Ten-Foot Poles
Now on sale!
Stop on down
To 10th & Dale.



Two Poems by Lou Faber

Aug 20th, 2019 | By

Each year
in Pamplona
the bulls begin
their slow descent
down the narrow streets
gaining speed



“To His Koi,” by Gary Mesick

Apr 20th, 2019 | By

Had you a larger fleshy part
This pond would be my shopping cart.
I’d quit my job and live in ease
While I collected recipes.
I’d file them, and my list would span
From Bobby Flay to Jacques Pepin:
Exotic, simple, locavore
Thai, French, fresh, fusion, thermidor.



“In Defense of the Parpy Tree Trunk,” by Melissa Lux

Apr 20th, 2019 | By

An average dude with saxophone
can make a whole room swoon,
sadly this is not the case
for same dude with bassoon.