Category: Poetry

Poetry: Golden Hour by Arman Avasia

Like the snake that appears in its second line, Arman Avasia’s sonnet is a transformation through intimacy. Visceral with desire that is amplified in the animal imagery scattered throughout, the reader is brought into the “urgent” and left in the…

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Poetry: White Peony (I) by Sara Hovda

A portrait of the speaker centered around the image of a flower, Sara Hovda’s “White Peony” does the seamless work of communicating an entire story through meditation on an object. The reader is brought into the tensions that keep the…

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Poetry: Diaspora Triptych by Sabyah Seyam

Riddled with distances reflected in the poem’s form, both as three parts that span multiple countries, and in the slashes that lineate within its columns, Sabyah Seyam’s “Diaspora Triptych” is the kind of poem that we will continue to turn…

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Poetry: Ars Poetica by Varun U. Shetty

A poem as incisive as the blade it mentions, Varun U. Shetty’s “Ars Poetica” moves from a singular first person speaker to a plural we. With that sudden inclusion, this poem requests we examine who and what is dissected in…

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