Category Archives: Guest contributors

‘TRUMP AS A FIRE WITHOUT LIGHT’: Three poems by Darren C. Demaree

TRUMP AS A FIRE WITHOUT LIGHT #427
By Darren C. Demaree

There’s always been a casual appreciation for the American criminal that gets away with it. This feels different than that. I don’t see a charming movie star … Continue reading

Lonely & Gone: Troy Gentry Finds the Sky Far Too Soon

By Holly Gleason

Troy Gentry’s heart was like how he lived: wide open, full-tilt, up for anything. He loved just about everybody, worked hard to make people happy and never met an adventure, honky tonk, all night party or hardcore … Continue reading

Five Poems from Invented Forms by Jake Sheff

Rhyme Squared form

The rhyme-squared form is two eleven-line stanzas. The first stanza is a normal bit of poetry, the second attempts to slant rhyme the stanza essentially. It’s difficult to explain but maybe easily appreciated in practice. The form … Continue reading