In Gia Bharadwaj’s poem, “Daughter”, a complex and violent story of motherhood is captured through the point of view of a vulnerable and defenseless daughter. Her poem is brimming with powerful images that delicately explore the painful and painless experience of being broken.
In her three poems, Allison Stein uses visceral details and powerful imagery to paint compelling scenes and unforgettable characters.
In her poem, Lynn Kong uses vivid language to reflect on and amplify the details in Paul Klee’s painting “Fish Magic.”
In her poem, “Of This Skin”, Angel Benjamin creates visceral imagery that explores the details of the largest organ of the human body; skin.
In her prose poem, “A History of Drowning”, Pearl Reagler retraces her personal history of swimming by using very beautiful details and a series of intriguing events.
Kalista Puhnaty takes a look at Silent Child and why the book is disappointing because of its unsatisfying plot twist.
Pearl Reagler’s poems, “Night Walkers” and “cicada women”, express an authentic and creative use of imagery. Through her powerful use of vivid details, Pearl paints scenes and emotions that bring to life interesting character relationships.
In her piece, “The Symbolism behind Driving into an Underpass on the Garden State Parkway”, Zoha Arif beautifully captures an eccentric character’s relationship to love and nature.
Peter Twal is a Jordanian-American electrical engineer, and the author of Our Earliest Tattoos. His poetry collection won the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize (University of Arkansas Press). His poems have appeared in The Believer, Poem-A-Day, Best New Poets, Kenyon Review Online, West Branch, Ninth Letter, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. Peter lives in Phoenix,… Continue reading
In “Blue Eyes”, Hannah Han creates beautiful settings and characters through her detailed imagery.