National Poetry Day to Drake’s Birthday

National Poetry Day to Drake’s Birthday

 October 3 to October 24, when the beach rentals are price reduced, and the municipal pool is closed but not covered up, and it’s still a month before Thanksgiving, and the threat of new syllabi is long gone, and it’s cold then it’s warm and if it’s cloudy it...
Steven Cramer

Steven Cramer

To Francis Jammes In a manner, we all pray. So I’ve walked out at 6 a.m.into the sound and look of things.Arc lamps hum in the city park,and accepting resistance,swallows lift in a sudden breeze.What presses against me now?Francis Jammes, you prayed to be...
They Promised Me a Cosmopolitan

They Promised Me a Cosmopolitan

We’ve added The Book Tavern in Augusta, GA–a great Indie bookstore. When I visited to ask if they’d carry Matthew Graham’s The Geography of Home as well as our current issue of Free State Review the manager said maybe, but...
Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham

Our poetry consultant, Edgar Gabriel Silex, says: “Walt Whitman was a racist who called African Americans ‘baboons.’ White scholars attempt to dismiss his racism by claiming ‘everyone back then was racist.’ Here’s a note to all...