All I Know to Do: Poetry by Christopher Hewitt

All I Know to Do Now even the numbers have no meaning for me metaphors like stars snuff out  Oh I care but I repeat myself the chanting  the banners the...

Bed Making After the ER: Poetry by Robert Carr

Bed Making After the ER if I hold this threadbare sheet just right let hot breeze blow through my open window and become noon light I can almost feel the...

If you believe you are safe: Poetry by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

If you believe you are safe ring silence draped over night. bring our end. I a mess want your attention, applause. There is a purpose for you real brutal clear. Two hundred thousand million...

“Learning the Love Song…”: Poetry by Jennifer Su

"Learning the Love Song..." A girl leaves behind her beloved island, to seek the cure, riding a poem over the Pacific, like a lifeboat full...

Elegy for Ken Meeks: Poetry by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Elegy for Ken Meeks *After Paul Monette sanitary white meant i had crossed the threshold into the kingdom of the sick where court is held to an...

Copper blue carrier protein: Poetry by Monica Carroll

Copper blue carrier protein —Monica Carroll Monica Carroll writes speculative poetry about the possibilities of health breakthroughs and barriers. She holds a PhD in philosophy and...

Visit IV: Poetry by Mary Kathryn Vernon

Editor's note: Originally appeared in the August 2005 issue of A&U.   Visit IV On the skirted porch that flanks two sides of the house, on a wicker table, kept...

Shades: Poetry by Jim Nawrocki

Originally featured in the January 2010 issue of A&U.   Shades Inspired by the filming of Gus Van Sant’s film Milk, in San Francisco’s Castro district, January, 2008 They...

Caroling at St. Vincent’s, 1986: Poetry by Marcia Pelletiere

Caroling at St. Vincent's, 1986 So typical of the sick, for years, my mind bent over microscopes, brooding for the millionth time about my injury. But now and...

Lines on my HIV Test: Poetry by Mike Zimmerman

Lines on my HIV Test “Glory and light of poets! now may that zeal and love’s apprenticeship that I poured out on your heroic verses serve me...

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