PEN Poetry Series
Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast. Subscribe to the PEN Poetry Series mailing list and have poems delivered to your email as soon as they're published (no spam, no news, just poems). Submissions are currently closed, but please feel free to familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines.
Why did you come here. What do you want. Are you filming this. Do you live in this neighborhood. Do you feel comfortable. Can I ask is that a weave. Is the neighborhood treating you well. Do you read the news. Where’s your real hair. Do you like...Read More  »
Kings in the capitol lift capital to the light like massive infants. // No commander will ask a pistol to bend / and obey a demand for late bloom, new roots, and living loam. // Man’s world must be just a wound hidden by a uniform, / loyal like a...Read More  »
And I trust people // to make good choices / so I don’t have to impale them // on the tines of my pitchfork. Or otherwise // govern them. Why do you need so much / government, if you don’t like government why // do you insist upon making / these...Read More  »