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Four Poems by Brandon Douglas

In this special edition of The Mid-Atlantic Review, we celebrate the publication of Brandon Douglas' new book, Dipped in Cerulean. Brandon is the 2023...

Three Poems by Mary Lou Buschi

Oldest Living Things Spring again, dizzy with babies.Grisly groundhogs crawl from the shed.Frenzied Chipmunks traverse the drive.Cardinals dip and swirl over the doehiding in the...

Four Poems by Joseph Ross

When Langston Hughes Livedat 1749 S Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 1 Living with your motherand younger brother couldn’thave been easy. In two rooms,with one oil heateryou...

Two Poems by Hannah Fischer

Flirting with February Heavy beaked birdin the denuded trees. He flashed his frilly pantaloonsand if this were a barI might have lowered my lids to him,licked...

Two Poems by Sage Yamashita

Blind Spots I remember as a child onceSeeing a mapA replica of an old and ancient map. On the edges of the map were written the...

Three Descent Poems by Brandy Whitlock

The Descent of Discourse Such conspicuous consumers, utilizingcalls and patterns, colors and scents, faces and stances and gaits, sensitive tothe foggiest gesticulations, the slightest seismic vibrations, we...

Four Poems by David Lott

pastry case the pastry case is an aquarium of still lifes where works of pain au chocolat float alongside those of éclair and chouquette to begin to make...

Two Poems by Amy Ouzoonian

Anahata Heart Chakra for a New YearYou can never lose what you give away freely.—PatanjaliListen to your heartIts color is cloverBedding for lovers wakingTo...

Two Poems by Amanda Shaw

Residuum “Detritus? I’ve never heard that word,”my new neighbor says, as I’m apologizing for whatI mistakenly rinsed off of my deck onto his below,the stems...

Three Poems by Mary Sesso

Waiting For a Hospital Bed Time stops in a room where flowersbloom on walls and a cardinal sitson a branch with leaves reddeningbut never fall....

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Two Poems by Rodney Johnson

Evictions When she tells you relationships end like evictions That your love is bad religion   That you lost your way That she had to murder her messiah to...

Three Poems by Jennifer McKeen Rodrigues

End of Summer As she steps off the bus, I notice dried tracks on her cheeks. The sun was out today, waving through a cool autumn breeze with nowhere...

Two Poems by Zama Madinana

hymn for the world senzeni na when the peaceful sun is cloaked & assaulted by the grey clouds of war women & children’s intestines are blasted in...
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