“Sundowner” and other poems by Clare McCotter

“Sundowner” and other poems by Clare McCotter

The House The regularly-occurring representation of the human form as a whole is that of the house ~ Sigmund Freud This is my house my place my home first one I ever owned leave now you dirty scum she screams at auxiliaries gripping wrists and raging elbows washing face and neck and shoulders. This is [...]

“Devotion” and other poems by Lani O’Hanlon

“Devotion” and other poems by Lani O’Hanlon

MY MOTHER'S LOVER   The occupational therapist who came to visit left an invalid toilet seat with handles in the bathroom and a gadget with a claw hand to pick up things from the floor. My mother demonstrated how they worked, rehearsing to be an old lady hobbling on arthritic feet. Until Stein arrived, the [...]

“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

i am the sea that january. prestwick beach. the sea heaves. swallows herself down like cough syrup in thick slow gulps. we’d sat on this rock just two days before, both of us with our backs to the world staring out across and into the thickness. i counted a thousand and one seagulls that day [...]

A Saturday Woman Poet, Kate Dempsey

It’s What You Put Into It   For Grace   On the last day of term you brought home a present, placed it under the tree, a light, chest-shaped mystery wrapped in potato stamped paper intricate with angels and stars.   Christmas morning you watched as we opened it, cautious not to tear the covering. [...]