Category Archives: Editors

‘Stronger Speaking Together’: Our 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees …

It’s difficult to recall a time when reading the news wasn’t painful. Indeed, if there was ever such a time, it might bear some responsibility for the state of the world today: How much has been dredged up into our … Continue reading

‘Everybody’s Had to Fight to be Free’: Tom Petty, Symbolism, Empathy and America

By Victor D. Infante

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
Honey, it … Continue reading

Punk Rock and Surrender: On Turning One’s Poems Over To Musicians To Do As They Will …

By Victor D. Infante

I have – and I doubt this is any great revelation to anyone who knows me – control issues. I’m not particularly interested in controlling anyone else, but I very much like to be in control … Continue reading

This Is Normal: The First Step in Changing the World is Accepting the Truth

By Victor D. Infante

Perhaps it would help if we were quicker to define terms. Take this past Saturday, for example – a mere week after a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert … Continue reading