As with my previous list, here five poems (with a few teaser first lines) I’ve read and enjoyed in honor of National Poetry Month.
1. Local Monsters, by Laura Madeline Wiseman, published by Nonbinary Review
“I see them sometimes, monsters—monsters running down
the upstairs hall, monsters stepping into shadows of the
darker room, monsters peeking around corners, their
colorful eyes blinking….”
2. After a Mid-December Wedding, by Helen Losse, published by Then and If
“Snow glitters on the edge of the pond
in a scene that could be but isn’t
from a Victorian Christmas Card.
Soft light falls from an early moon.
Recorded carols play
from a lean-to crèche,
where the Holy Family shivers….”
3. Two Poems by Daniel Reinhold, published in H_NGM_N
“What if I carried the moon in my back pocket?
Could I dance in my sleep?
Swallow your soul whole?”
4. Moving by Sara Backer, published in Pedestal Magazine
“We confront accumulation. No room
is exempt from the purge; no cupboard
can be left for later….”
5. Art History Kirun Kapur, published in Jam Tarts Magazine
“I’d even smoke the angels,
that’s what he liked to say,
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And a quick reminder, I’m hosting a Poetry Giveaway on my blog, which any poetry lovers here are welcome to take part in.
So far, only one person has commented, so your chances of winning are rather good.