Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry

Poetry: “Prayer (II)” By Chris Watkins

In this poem, Chris Watkins utilizes religion, spirituality, and modernity to reclaim queerness with evocative language. Note from the author: “This poem employs queerphobic language. I am a a genderqueer poet and feel comfortable using/reclaiming the language as it is…

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Poetry: “WHEN MY FATHER TELLS ME TO TAKE MY EARRING OUT” by Arya Vishin

“When he handed them over, earrings dripping with teeth—the heavens / howled in protest & the silver tigers cried out.” Arya Vishin tactfully uses imagery inspired by the epic story, Mahabharat, to delve into the nuances of devotion. In the…

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Poetry: Some Day, Underwater Archaeologists by S.J. Pearce

“Some day, I realize, underwater archaeologists / will find, upon necropsy, the artifacts of my brief presence / in the stomach of the last Great White that entered the lagoon” Take a deep dive into the crystalline imagery of “Some…

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