M.K. Foster
September Requiem: In Which Sköll Swallows the Sun

M.K. Foster - September Requiem: In Which Sköll Swallows the Sun

Poetry
M.K. Foster’s poetry won the 2013 Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, has been recognized with an Academy of American Poets Prize,… Read more »
Virginia Konchan
Christina’s Field

Virginia Konchan - Christina’s Field

Poetry
Virginia Konchan is the author of Vox Populi (Finishing Line Press) and the short story collection Anatomical Gift (forthcoming, Noctuary… Read more »
Douglas Smith and Jen Town
Composed in the Form of Falling

Douglas Smith and Jen Town - Composed in the Form of Falling

Poetry
Douglas Smith was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His first book is Judgments. His work can be read in… Read more »
Jill McDonough
Enchantment

Jill McDonough - Enchantment

Poetry
Jill McDonough’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). The recipient of three… Read more »
Karen Skolfield
End of Evolution

Karen Skolfield - End of Evolution

Poetry
Karen Skolfield’s book Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First… Read more »
Matt Broaddus
Home

Matt Broaddus - Home

Poetry
Matt Broaddus is currently a first year PhD student in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.… Read more »
David Hornibrook
Theology

David Hornibrook - Theology

Poetry
David Hornibrook is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Michael R. Gutterman award from the University of Michigan.… Read more »
David Wagoner
Used Doors and Windows For Sale

David Wagoner - Used Doors and Windows For Sale

Poetry
David Wagoner has published 20 books of poems, most recently, After the Point of No Return (Copper Canyon Press, 2012).… Read more »

Theology

David Hornibrook

I wonder if they taste the rot bloom in the mouth
as a wooden ship might feel ghost life stir

when planks remember briefly how it felt to grasp the earth

I’m as far from the love of Jesus as you can make it in winter
in this place where a bible is a nightstick

where love is a chokehold
& mortgaged temples grow new wings each year

while snow falls so heavy over the baby in the plastic manger
now the mother’s up to her neck

but even the most trusted disciples turned like locks in their sleep
while nearby a mountain heaved quietly into the sea

Faith means God is hiding somewhere on the rim of this disaster
all this anger mistaken

for righteousness all this white noise

Grace means every curve of the earth will listen
every edge fail

Heaven on Earth means
a land where blinds can never… Read more »