Poetry

2019 Published Poetry


a poem I wrote when I was alone, with the internet

  • By Joshua Riley

Paradoxal Nature

  • By Andrew Besbekos

Misery of beauty

  • By Andrew Besbekos

Warmth of another

  • By Andrew Besbekos

Grief

  • By Maeghan Rybka

The Urban Legend of a Nine Year Old Boy’s Angelic Eyes

  • By Claude Robert Hill IV

Finish Line

  • By Promise Jackson

Ola

  • By Joshua Riley

Over

  • By Mizani Brooks

please whister it to me

  • By Joshua Riley

Portraits

  • By Brian Richmond

Caffeine-Coated

  • By Brian Richmond

Hollow/Halloween

  • By Brian Richmond

The Nouns of Coterie

  • By Alexis Smith

Strip: For Me…

  • By Frank G. Johnson Jr.

2018 Published Poetry


Terrible Twos

  • By Cree Adu

Shakespeare and the Little Electric Lights That Connect Us to Anywhere Else but Here

  • By Joshua Riley

Chi Town Violence Steals Away the Community

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Take A Knee
Inspired by and Acknowledging the Take A Knee Movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick

  • By Brittany Bledsoe

Missed Calls

  • By Nathaniel Wilkerson III

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

  • By Promise Jackson

Young Mother

  • By Lauren Johnson

I burnt my fingers the other day

  • By Joshua Riley

Depression

  • By Steven Miller

Slow Healing Bruise

  • By René Parks

Race Against Time

  • By René Parks

2017 Published Poetry


I didn’t look

  • By Aryana Adkanian

You Should Have Sold Me to the Gypsies

  • By Haley Walsh

Perspective

  • By Nathanial Wilkerson, III

The Dawn of a Nine Year Old Boy’s Angelic Eyes

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Promise of a Son

  • By René Parks

Finely Sieved

  • By Haley Walsh

For the Hood (Chicago)

  • By Nathanial Wilkerson, III

Free: Based on the Life of Frederick Douglas

  • By Aidah Abdallah

Dead Wood

  • By Jeff O’Malley

Penelope

  • By Joshua Riley

Replevin

  • By Haley Walsh

Summer

  • By Hussian Ewidah

Got a Friend with HIV

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Colors

  • By A. Vanessa White Motley

The Singing Bird and The Stranger

  • By Joshua Riley

Whalon Lake

  • By Jo-Ann Ledger

Revolution of the Skies

  • By Joshua Riley

Blissful Fruit of the Blessed,

  • By Andrew Besbekos

In Confrontation with a Demon I Knew as a Child

  • By Travis Hughes

Amen to Father’s Day

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Spring 2016 Published Poetry


The Wolf

  • By Colleen Soppet

Vision Beyond Art

  • By Andrew Besbekos

A Letter to My Husband

  • By Kamesha Gordon

Write

  • By Kamesha Gordon

The Awkwardness of a Friendship

  • By Jo-Ann Ledger

Seasonal Oversimplification

  • By Jo-Ann Ledger

On Being Released

  • By Jo-Ann Ledger

The Stained Red Road

  • By Aryana Adkanian

Ode to the African American Babies

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Is There No Country Named Safe?

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

You Got CEO Swag

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

World to Be

  • By Shahenaz Ahmad

Hell

  • By Christopher Swinford

Self and Soul

  • By Kiana Turner

July 6, 2015

  • By Sarah Hirsch

Thanks to Walt

  • By Sam Schmidt

Well-Wishers

  • By Sam Schmidt

Acceptance Letter

  • By Sam Schmidt

What Fools These Children Be!

  • By Sam Schmidt

Meditation Session, or Lost in Translation

  • By Sam Schmidt

Blossom Into Nothing

  • By Haley Walsh

14k Realization

  • By Haley Walsh

Veins of Marble

  • By Haley Walsh

The Heavy-Handed Lover

  • By Haley Walsh

Spring 2015 Published Poetry


When Hope Falters

  • By Jo-Ann Ledger

Winter Haven Holiday

  • By Samantha Schmidt

The Nectarine

  • By Sarah Hirsch

Passionwild

  • By Connor McQueen

I Slip Further And Further

  • By Connor McQueen

Dream Sketcher

  • By Claude Robert Hill, IV

Youth Eventually Flips Towards Its Golden Page

  • Claude Robert Hill, IV

Queen On Her Throne

  • By Shahenaz Ahmad

Rivet

  • By Misturat Ganiyuh

RE: Turn

  • By Melissa DiGrazia

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  • By Marko Vesin

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  • By Marko Vesin

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  • By Marko Vesin

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  • By Marko Vesin

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  • By Marko Vesin

The Clock On The Wall

  • By Connor McQueen

Eternal Whisper

  • By Andrew Besbekos

Untitled

  • By Misturat Ganiyu

Spring 2014 Published Poetry


To A Man Unknown

  • By Adam Ebert

Such Little Things

  • By Patricia Ogden

Shattered

  • By Amie Bernard

Traffic Jam

  • By Sarah Johnson

You don’t know who you are, but these are for you

  • By Matt Schering

My Second Letter to Allen Ginsberg

  • By Kara Trojan

Fall 2014 Published Poetry


Candy Corn

  • By Robert Meyers

Childhood

  • By Melissa Baron

Rusty

  • By Melissa Baron

Stardust

  • By Melissa Baron

Winter

  • By Melissa Baron

Spring To Come

  • By Melissa Baron

One Wish

  • By Natalie Pesick

Slow Motion

  • By Grace Lawrence

Night

  • By Grace Lawrence

The Bog

  • Grace Lawrence

Her

  • By Sarah Hirsch

Wake Up My People

  • By Ashieka Daniels

Hold On My Soul

  • By Ashieka Daniels

The Closing of Mary McLeod Bethune

  • By Kara Trojan

Spring 2013 Published Poetry


Untitled

  • By Amie Bernard

Inside Me

  • By Kamesha Gordon

Angel Waste

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Skeleton III

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Hazel

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Warrior

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Tutor

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Stain

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Anchored

  • By William Schranz

Word-Play : Kid-Play : Memory-Play : More-Play

  • By Kara Trojan

Friend Rockstar

  • By Kara Trojan

What a Woman Says to Another Woman

  • By Kara Trojan

Spring 2012 Published Poetry


Summertime Sonnet

  • By Amie Bernard

The Region

  • By Amie Bernard

Behind the Orange Trees are My Bones

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Skeleton I

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

Skeleton II

  • By Raven Eliza Hodge

NY, NY

  • By David Lipowski

Elsie

  • By David Lipowski

Morning Poem

  • By David Lipowski

Wisdom

  • By David Lipowski

I Seek the Sweet Nectar of a Theoretical Universe

  • By David Lipowski

Cavemen on Walls

  • By Matt Praxmarer

Tripeds from Outer Space

  • By Matt Praxmarer

Condensation, or The Past Won’t Pass Away

  • By Matt Praxmarer

On Trying Sight Somewhat Less Temporal-like

  • By Matt Praxmarer

The Happy Death of Sally Housewife

  • By Matt Praxmarer

The Return

  • By Jeremy Robinson
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