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Sarah Dickenson Snyder

Twilight

The clouds swallow the sun,
grayness entering almost shining
as evening curves in—a keepsake
in a locket, a little house for memory.


Sarah Dickenson Snyder has three poetry collections, The Human Contract, Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019). https://sarahdickensonsnyder.com/

Sarah Dickenson Snyder

At Home

September then
and she missed them—
a daughter to love
to cook for, a son
to follow up a mountain—
her shut-eyes imagining
their palm-sized hearts,
how they once beat inside.


Sarah Dickenson Snyder has three poetry collections, The Human Contract, Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019). https://sarahdickensonsnyder.com/

Sarah Dickenson Snyder

On Leaving

I will miss
even cleaning
the lint screen
each time I do
laundry, feeling
the mesh on my fingertips—
doing something I know
will lengthen the life
of a machine.


Sarah Dickenson Snyder has three poetry collections, The Human Contract, Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019). https://sarahdickensonsnyder.com/

Howie Good

Caution! Poet at Work

I have spent many an hour
looking out my back door,
waiting for something to happen,

but nothing that would ever
be considered a police matter,
nothing even faintly criminal,

just for the best words to appear
like pigeons strutting into view
wearing tiny cowboy hats.


Howie Good is on the pavement, thinking about the government.


 

Shloka Shankar

Logorrhea

I just want
to talk quickly,
pressing
bullets into
if, maybe, stupid.

An erasure from p. 32 of The Graduation by Christopher Pike.


Shloka Shankar , a poet and visual artist from Bangalore, India, enjoys discovering her voice in found texts and manipulating the source when she isn’t editing Sonic Boom and its imprint, Yavanika Press.

Shloka Shankar

If you listen

Tonight,
a poem will
inadvertently
plop down
on a back page.

An erasure from p. 16 of The Graduation by Christopher Pike.


Shloka Shankar , a poet and visual artist from Bangalore, India, enjoys discovering her voice in found texts and manipulating the source when she isn’t editing Sonic Boom and its imprint, Yavanika Press.