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150 Kansas Poems · 1d ago

A Tale — By Josh Davis

The golden kings came for her money. She said, But I have none. She’d long spent her coins on the road that wound west of the sea. Somewhere she lost the old cloak the north wind wrapped aro...
150 Kansas Poems · 1W ago

This is the Detail That Breaks Me — By Melissa Fite Johnson

In memoriam, Philando Castile, killed by police at traffic stop Philando Castile, cafeteria supervisor, remembered which students couldn’t have milk. I imagine his kids lined up under the fl...
150 Kansas Poems · 2W ago

Citizens — By Laura Lee Washburn

My dog looks a little bit like a fox. He would like to skulk alone with no other fox—or dog. His ears and pointy face and bushy tail. He does not walk on his toes. We leave that to the actua...
150 Kansas Poems · 3W ago

En Masse — By Mary-Lane Kamberg

we stand together against wind that waves winter wheat then twists into a rage and rips off rooftops   we stand together against rain that puddles for children’s footsteps then floods creek ...
150 Kansas Poems · 4W ago

Conversation After Love — By Catherine Anderson

In that fragrant pool a bisque light hovers. We speak of our separate grandparents, how they appeared in the mundane grain of life, tapping the wall to find a light switch, folding softened ...
150 Kansas Poems · 1M ago

The Disappeared — By Mary Silwance

term to describe people erased for existing against the grain–   the disappeared   gone not like the rapture not from natural causes diseases accidents age but deleted   the disappeared   ab...
150 Kansas Poems · 1M ago

A Tired Farmer Goes to Town — Greg German

–Fifth day, wheat harvest– A locally scattered thundershower comes through on a full stoked locomotive wind, and slams past his house. He gets out of bed to watch, and stands there in the st...
150 Kansas Poems · 1M ago

Not My America — Katelyn Roth

I. I have been the sigh that plants hands firmly on either side of the mouth and bursts out like shattering ice, shards in the chest, upon reaching home. one who bargains with the remote’s b...
150 Kansas Poems · 1M ago

If I Told You I Live in the Planetarium — by Joshua Davis

would you believe me? It’s true. Watch me chart an invisible line connecting the moles on your neck with the ones on your hand and left thigh. Bottled storm, the windows are open. Take my ha...
150 Kansas Poems · 2M ago

The Man Who Wants to Swallow You Whole – by Z Hall

~Z. Hall Guest Editor Z. Hall is a poet whose work often features ekphrasis, and explores race, gender, and culture. She is an essayist and has served as a PEN Prison Writing Mentor. She is ...