Oracle Thinking

Joseph Felker’s poem blends mystery and memory through his Oracle Thinking

Road Trip

Stella Pfahler’s poem paints the view of traffic, dust, and country landscapes outside a car window.

When The Wise Man Speaks

Grace Vedock explores the conflicting drive of creative passion and its often exhausting nature in this piece.

A Vicious Culture

Lisa Zou uses the powerful metaphor of animals in the wild to make a powerful statement about violence in today’s culture.

Aroha (pity)

Stephanie Bennett expresses nostalgia as she takes us on a journey around houses decaying under heat.

Recent Work

A Conversation with Kelly Luce

Parallax editors sit down with Kelly Luce to discuss writing, publishing, and her latest book: “Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail”

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My Childhood Essence

This poem by Calli Hilvitz identifies the relationship between growing up and traumatic experiences.

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Melon Groves

In this poem, Segolene Pihut explores the interchangeability of terrain and relationships through the physicality of the human body.

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Phone List

Phone List, by Emily Clarke and Danae Devine, is a poem that emphasizes the strains of an abusive relationship.

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An Interview With J. Robert Lennon

Parallax staff members talk writing and strange, short fiction stories with J. Robert Lennon.

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I’ll Sing to Both

Sophie Coats explores the intimacy of music and family memories in her poem, “I’ll Sing to Both”.

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Two Poems by Zahava Lior

Zahava Lior’s poetry takes us through the memories of a blurred childhood and the Modern Museum of Art, making us re-think our definition of truth and art.

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Caribou

Emily Boyle uses her thick and cunning diction to enhance her unique and vivid imagery of a twisted relationship in her poem Caribou.

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A Tale of Two Countries

Soren Gran makes the distinct connection between the fight for freedom in 1776 to the fight for freedom in the modern world in his poem, “A Tale of Two Countries.”

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