Category: Poems

Poetry Submission: ‘Amidst the Collision’

by c.b. Joaquina It happened all at once. Emma was fixing herself a cup of coffee.  Klint was scrolling through his phone, trying to make sense of the world.  Rey was talking to his excited little daughter.  She was happy. It was her birthday.    It happened all at once.  We were all going about our […]

Of Love and Loss: Pablo Neruda at 110

by Karz Montealegre Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, who always knew what to say about love, celebrates his 110th birth anniversary this year. In celebration, let me look back on one of his best publications (and a favorite of mine), Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. First published in 1924 when Neruda was 19, the book […]