Tag Archives: political poems

Invented Form: The Black Panther Mechanism

By Jonathan Papas

“Papas Panther Mechanism” and “Hairsuit Panther Mechanism” are both examples of a “black panther mechanism,” a form I made up some time ago. It’s based off of a concept introduced in Dianetics, one of the foundational texts of … Continue reading

Six Poems by R/B Mertz

Rudy Guiliani in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
By R/B Mertz

Between Vampire Slayers, students reach
hands up into nothing, teachers bite
their tongues with sidewalks.

Holes worn through the stratosphere
& the population. Oil shaped hole, … Continue reading

‘January 21, 2017. Oh Future Reader, Will You Know This Date?,’ by Laura Lee Washburn

January 21, 2017. Oh Future Reader, Will You Know This Date?
By Laura Lee Washburn

Because I was in a car driving at the highway speeds cars drive, I saw the fire and I saw the tree. Remember the camp … Continue reading