Afaa Michael Weaver

Afaa Michael Weaver reflects on how poetry and spirituality helped him overcome a childhood of sexual abuse, mental illness, and the death of his first child. More

Kmart Realism

A. Loudermilk I look at the sky and I say you can have it — Bet they don’t even bother to look down on us from their window seats: big rig jackknifed in Missouri, wife too busy to welcome me back to Kentucky, some old war by the Tennessee River. And mom-in-law disapproves. Weed may… More

Mute

A. Loudermilk Who do you think you are not answering the world? Onward tiptoeing soldier mouth poked full of cake? Maybe when you’ve always had your own room the fire escape collapses? So what’s to see from your window? Future disasters or just asters in the brook? House number or incest? Spur of murder? Unadjusted… More