Robert Evory
Astronomers

Robert Evory - Astronomers

Poetry
Robert Evory is a creative writing fellow at Syracuse University and the Poetry Editor for Salt Hill and thepoetsbillow.org. He… Read more »
Phillip Sterling
Cycling

Phillip Sterling - Cycling

Poetry
Phillip Sterling’s most recent book is In Which Brief Stories Are Told, a collection of short fiction (Wayne State University… Read more »
Jeanne Wagner
Graphology

Jeanne Wagner - Graphology

Poetry
Jeanne Wagner is the recipient of several national awards, including 2011 Inkwell Prize and the 2011 Beullah Rose Prize from… Read more »
John Drury
How to Stay Awake

John Drury - How to Stay Awake

Poetry
John Drury is the author of The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books, 2011), as well as two earlier collections, Burning… Read more »
Nicholas YB Wong
Museum of Septum

Nicholas YB Wong - Museum of Septum

Poetry
Nicholas YB Wong earned his MFA at the City University of Hong Kong and is the author of Cities of… Read more »
Peter Leight
Shape Shift

Peter Leight - Shape Shift

Poetry
Peter Leight lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.  He has previously published poems in Paris Review, Partisan Review, AGNI, and other magazines. Read more »
Sarah Giragosian
The Condor

Sarah Giragosian - The Condor

Poetry
Sarah Giragosian is a PhD candidate in Contemporary North American Poetry and Poetics at SUNY Albany. Her poems are forthcoming… Read more »
Adam Scheffler
Walking Around: The Sixth Wave of Extinctions

Adam Scheffler - Walking Around: The Sixth Wave of Extinctions

Poetry
Adam Scheffler grew up in Berkeley, received his MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa, and is currently a… Read more »
Martin Ott and John F. Buckley
What I Watched On My Summer Vacation

Martin Ott and John F. Buckley - What I Watched On My Summer Vacation

Poetry
Martin Ott and John F. Buckley began their ongoing games of poetic volleyball in the spring of 2009. Poetry from… Read more »
Philip Fried
Words at War

Philip Fried - Words at War

Poetry
Philip Fried has published five books of poetry, the most recent being Early/Late: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, 2011). Publishers… Read more »

The Condor

Sarah Giragosian

Why carp about its appetite?
Post-feast, it reels around the corpse
still inflected with flies and the ship-like,
collapsing ribs inverted in the sand.

And while it considers lift off
with its phalanx of dissectors
and feasters, it drowses, anchored—stranded
by its own belly. Still, one admires

the homely extemporizer,
its dinosaur face and bald crown,
playing at the sinews of its chow,
which is considerable (an entire cow),

and bayoneting with its beak
the hide so as to scoop the pulp
and heart. Its vast hunger is not absurd,
but serviceable; living on its meal

for days, it’s free of self-offense,
alert not to the guilt that trails
great need, but to the angles of its wings
and the winds that fan its collar of fringe. Read more »