Shiah IrgangLaden
A Cold Migration

Shiah IrgangLaden - A Cold Migration

Poetry
Shiah IrgangLaden is a nursery school teacher in Baltimore City. He studied creative writing at Goucher College and has a… Read more »
Mary Morris
A Love Supreme

Mary Morris - A Love Supreme

Poetry
Mary Morris has won the Rita Dove Award and New Mexico Discovery Award. Her work has been published in Quarterly… Read more »
Steven Pelcman
Between the Lost and the Forgotten

Steven Pelcman - Between the Lost and the Forgotten

Poetry
Steven Pelcman was born and resided in New York, then relocated to New Orleans, and on to Los Angeles before… Read more »
Jo Marie Darden-Obi
Crème de Kathleen

Jo Marie Darden-Obi - Crème de Kathleen

Poetry
J. Marie Darden is an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County, in Baltimore, MD, where… Read more »
E.M. Schorb
Death Row

E.M. Schorb - Death Row

Poetry
E. M. Schorb’s work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Sewanee Review, Southwest Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Yale… Read more »
Andrew Purcell
Descent

Andrew Purcell - Descent

Poetry
Andrew Purcell lives and works in Upstate New York, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and working with Bruce Smith to… Read more »
Christina Cook
Homing

Christina Cook - Homing

Poetry
Christina Cook is the author of Lake Effect, a chapbook of poems published by Finishing Line Press. Her work has… Read more »
Harry Bauld
Persimmons

Harry Bauld - Persimmons

Poetry
Harry Bauld is from Medford, Massachusetts. He won the 2008 New Millenium Writings poetry prize, and his poems have appeared… Read more »
Shira Hereld
Six Months

Shira Hereld - Six Months

Poetry
Shira Hereld is a freshman at the George Washington University, majoring in Theater with a double minor in Political Science… Read more »
Brandon Hartley
The Day Before the End of the World

Brandon Hartley - The Day Before the End of the World

Poetry
Brandon Hartley holds an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Once a high… Read more »
Maureen Alsop & Josh Gottlieb-Miller
_IGP9448-1

Maureen Alsop & Josh Gottlieb-Miller - _IGP9448-1

Poetry
Maureen Alsop is the author of Apparition Wren, the collection was recently translated into Spanish by Mario Dominguez Parra from… Read more »

A Love Supreme

Mary Morris

—John Coltrane


No coincidence that in Renaissance paintings
the angels are playing horns. They got that right.

It’s about the deep choice, the passion
one comes into after so much suffering,

digging in and turning out
a hymn without words,

about the evolution of his song—the angelus,
acknowledgement (I have wronged),

how love turns itself on,
finding resolution in the greater Master,

the one who saves you from yourself,
about pursuance (of this earthly heaven),

passages in psalms—notes,
translated through a horn—

a deep flower,
blue throat of the Lord. Read more »