Monthly Archives: September 2013

Our Best of the Net Nominees

In its short history, Radius has been blessed to publish poems and essays that are not only excellently written, but also artistically and personally brave. We’re consistently flabbergasted by the quality of the work that passes our threshold.

So … Continue reading

I can’t leave the former well enough alone: Looking for every you after reading Sophie Klahr’s ‘The Flooded Field’

By Jean Macpherson

Leaving the past behind is never simple. Like the ridiculous nature of encountering a long-lost high school boyfriend is tempting. You read the message over and over again. A year goes by, maybe longer. The message is … Continue reading

Life After Birth: how becoming a mother made poetry vital

By Lauren Gordon

I used to write really bad poetry.  Really, really bad poetry.  Poems about Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine.  Poems about being lonely, misanthropic, angsty — basically poems that sounded like the lyrics to a Linkin Park song.  … Continue reading

Drive All the Horses at Once: Charles Bukowski, 1967

By Richard Modiano

One Saturday afternoon in the autumn of 1967 I was visiting the Dialog Bookshop on Fulton Avenue in Van Nuys California. The bookshop was across the street from the campus of Valley Junior College (now called San … Continue reading