Wednesday, March 07, 2018

R.I.P. Lucie Brock-Broido, 1956-2018

Lucie Brock-Broido

That Same Vagabond Sweetness

Odd I cannot remember a time
When there was no World. I am

At home, at callow home
Worshipping the train, the Elsewhere's 

Metallic sweetness, scissoring. A pack
Of blessings lights upon my back.

There are thou happy.
The noise of the world's tracks

Made magical alarms me. There
Are thou happy too. And the half

Blown catweed & the vagrant
Sky & the vacant apoplectic

Bed shiftless in its vacancy, I stop.

[from Verse, Volume 12, Number 3]

Friday, March 02, 2018

new issue of VERSE

Volume 34 (the final print issue of Verse) is out and includes poetry and prose portfolios by

Vincent Zompa (winner of the 2016 Tomaž Šalamun Prize)

Monica McClure

Julie Carr

Dan Rosenberg

Molly Brodak

Ryoko Sekiguchi (translated by Lindsay Turner)

Arianne Zwartjes

Daniel Biegelson 

Ben Gaffaney  

Kell Connor

Jaclyn Sadicario

Matvei Yankelevich

Dara Wier

To order a copy, visit