Tag Archives: poetry
sea-coast-snow-winter-cloud-architecture-1273720-pxhere.com

‘Herring,’ by Daniel Blokh

Cheap in the Soviet Union, Dedushka would bring it for my mother to eat with bread. No sauce needed, its salty skin enough to keep his children full for days. In that time, that country, herring flowed in rivers, fell from the sky like snow, the whole Union one big herring waiting to break away […]

Continue Reading
Bouillon Beef Soup Bone Soup Meat Soup Meat Beef

TIE Poet of the Month: ‘Friday,’ by Jen Mediano

I’ve observed you sized you up selected you from the tangle. Now my fingers pry your underside and I rip you open with a hollow crack. Your serrated defenses useless now, my teeth grip the membrane that divides top from bottom. I pick at your insides, shatter your limbs roll your guts in newspaper. But […]

Continue Reading
drink-1031701_1920

‘The Pleasures of Peace,’ by David Lehman

It’s not just the absence of war, Scott said, but Hemingway had the last word, and for decades driving an ambulance in Europe in World War I was how you made your mark as a man. Peace in those days meant Paris and a wound and an aperitif. No sooner do I write those words […]

Continue Reading
sea-horizon-light-cloud-sky-sun-872838-pxhere.com

TIE Poet of the Month: ‘Northerner,’ by Jen Mediano

You flay its skin. You roll the pit in your mouth. You swat the swarm. Your blood and calamine stain your clothes, your collarbone. You smell of smoke. Your scar your chest your eyebrows sweat. You roll the bottle, wet your brow. You grasp at sparks. You stake them, burning, in the grass. You drink […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 11.14.25 AM

Celebrities Read Poems About Climate Change on The Guardian

Actors including James Franco, Ruth Wilson, Gabriel Byrne, Maxine Peake, Jeremy Irons, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Sheen read a series of 21 poems on the theme of climate change, curated by UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Includes two bonus poems from Byrne and Franco. Listen to the poems on The Guardian.

Continue Reading
shark teeth rows

TIE Poet of the Month: Craig Morgan Teicher

  Each month a contemporary poet presents three poems and one personal essay in which food is consumed, passed over, or reckoned with.  Craig is our poet for April, 2014.   Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of three books, most recently To Keep Love Blurry, and the chapbook Ambivalence and Other Conundrums. He lives in […]

Continue Reading
caramel-swirl-toffee-brown

TIE Poet of the Month: Megin Jimenez

  Each month a contemporary poet presents three poems and one personal essay in which food is consumed, passed over, or reckoned with.  Megin is our poet for February, 2014.     Megin Jimenez works as a translator and lives in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Barrow Street, Coconut, Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, Sentence, and other journals.

Continue Reading
i-55a778906d28429d5a6709de858147e5-oyster

TIE Poet of the Month: Gianmarc Manzione

Days of 2003 That year he, too, finds himself out of work, but the smell of oysters and garlic lunging toward his open window from Mulberry Street at night is unmistakable and good. And the several dollars a day he makes peddling paperbacks in the street are enough, at least, to buy the bowl of […]

Continue Reading
img_9505

TIE Poet of the Month: Gianmarc Manzione

Anniversary Wiping a smear of chocolate from your cheek, our arms tangle over the bowl of batter you’ve thinned with a cup of oil, sailing a second licked finger through it, discoverer of a pleasure actually intended to be as momentary as it is, the anticipation of finality being the thing that makes it good. […]

Continue Reading
CRUZTequilashot

TIE Poet of the Month: Gianmarc Manzione

Each month a contemporary poet presents three poems and one personal essay in which food is consumed, passed over, or reckoned with.  Gianmarc is our poet for December, 2013.     Summertime Blues II The hour loads its one good bullet and aims. Air conditioners resume the gargled drone of clearing throats to keep out […]

Continue Reading