WTP magazine poetry

Jacquelyn Shah

"All life is maintenance, someone said—/ the light and lovely always cudgeled/ by what’s gone flat—tires and cushions/ astray—your son, the cat/ to seed or pot—your garden, your body."

Michael Hettich

"And then I’m outside, standing in a summer / downpour, mounting my bike and riding, / dismayed and joyous at the sudden exuberance / of a storm that will flood all the streets and darken / the afternoon"

Rebecca Olander

"Uncertain acrobats, we tightrope between existing and / living, the patient with a new cane and an incomplete grasp / of gravity, the rest of us sinking under too much of it, / jealous of his morphine, of the wishful thinking he floats in."

Lauren Scharhag

"Buddhas on Death Row," is one of many poems by Lauren Scharhag featured in WTP Vol. VII #2. Read Scharhag's poem today.

Hope Jordan

"Of course he found her, the one who loves // women only quiet. Still as dolls. He got more / than he bargained for when that poison/ was knocked from her throat. When she awoke."

Bob Sykora

Bob Sykora's poem "Anna Alcott at Fruitlands," from WTP Vol. VI #9.