Michigan

recent & featured listings

type name statesort ascending
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Common Language Bookstore Michigan
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Brilliant Books Michigan
Literary Magazine Third Coast Michigan
Literary Magazine Red Cedar Review Michigan
Literary Magazine Pank Magazine Michigan
Literary Magazine Passages North Michigan
Small Press Marick Press Michigan
Literary Magazine Michigan Quarterly Review Michigan
Small Press New Issues Press Michigan
Small Press Dzanc Books Michigan

poems

poem

 

Click the icon above to listen to this audio poem.

2
poem
A green light that comes
when you never saw it coming, never
heard it, felt it, but you knew it

like the woman in the sandlot
behind Abram's Grill
who's just lost her lenses, 
on her hands and knees, her 
hair cut short but seems as if 
it's flowing, and the rush 
on her throat like a rise
from birth,
poem

Leo's Tool & Die, 1950

In the early morning before the shop
opens, men standing out in the yard
on pine planks over the umber mud.
The oil drum, squat, brooding, brimmed
with metal scraps, three-armed crosses,
silver shavings whitened with milky oil,
drill bits bitten off. The light