Yunseo Cho’s poem “The Wrecked Classroom” chronicles a tragedy through heart-wrenching poetic narration.
Katherine Vandermel balances the simple and the lush; the ethereal and the physical in her visceral and poignant piece, “Hymnody.”
Sophia Robles—winner of the $25,000 Parallax Poetry and Fiction Scholarship Contest to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy— has a skill with both storytelling and the poetics of language. “Grace Katharine; an ode to your senior year” beautifully paints a portrait and writes a narrative of teenage struggle and familial bonds. With gripping imagery and a voice full of authenticity, this piece captures the pain and triumphs of a girl in her senior year of high school.
In “Diagrams of Knots” and “Evening With West Texas and Alzheimer’s”, Vera Caldwell’s experiments with form to create deeply meaningful aspects to poetry.
In her poem, “Composition of Columbus,” Sarah Nachimson creates a sinister quiet presence in small town life, while developing an intense sense of nostalgia and yearning.
Van Donsel’s pieces explores grand American imagery and poetry itself.
In By The Sea, Francesca Ciampa illustrates the beauty of the seashore during the evening. She uses vivid imagery to broaden the reader’s senses.
This poem by Calli Hilvitz identifies the relationship between growing up and traumatic experiences.
In this poem, Segolene Pihut explores the interchangeability of terrain and relationships through the physicality of the human body.
Make room in your afternoon schedule to enjoy Fiora Elbers-Tibbitts’s poem in Parallax-Online.