Vocation (noun): occupation, calling, field, business: Poetry

Where in the world is there room for this: the daisy could stay forgotten, pressed between pages until disintegration, no one remembering to care. So you memorize this: how we placed the daisy so gently under the passage we together read, how we placed the book in its dusty place on a shelf. By day… More

Faces

The day I came to talk to my uncle about the letter was a day a shimmering came over the world, everything that was not me stepped away so that I would not die under the weight of walking with the devil, as the world is Lucifer’s, and everything is his imagination, the traffic, the… More

The Light Inside the Body

It is a peculiar thing only the tranquil mind can see, and once seen it shows you the other side of things– in the light you know what is broken can be fixed. Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including The Government of Nature, which won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts… More

Erasures

HIS HAND THIS MONTH YOUR SOUNDS MOTHLIKE Jessica Farquhar learned how to write her name at the counter of Fanelli’s, an ice cream parlor owned by her grandparents, which was regulared also by Muhammad Ali. You can find her work in recent or future issues of Interrupture, Diagram, and Sycamore Review. She holds a Master… More

The Chamber of Silence,

Martha Silano’s poem “The Chamber of Silence” appears in the Spring 2015 edition of Fogged Clarity. More

Saint Jerome Rides the T

Our lives unraveling in rain, late Sunday in March, on a platform of the T, we hug and wave goodbye to sons reared to manhood, who turn away and disappear, reminding us of the shame of knowing we’re redundant and crude, perhaps even a little deranged. Paula, forgive me for my constant complaint. In a… More

Flowers of Shanghai

after the film by Hou Hsiao-hsien In the Boston Common I take a bag of popcorn, sit near the playground on benches with the homeless, the chill of an August afternoon feeling good on the bones, and I rub my face with the edge of my sweater the way a puppy would use its fuzzy… More