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In memoriam of the lives lost in the war against humanity

What could a poem do – especially a poem about love? Is the poem, the essay, the photo – self indulgent when what we need is something more dangerous… something more equal to the assault against our lives?

Spot A Poem #3

'Happiness' by John Goode, nominated by Bill Yarrow on our Spot A Poem section today!

The most expensive ‘Lighght’ ever!

‘Lighght’, therefore, is not part of a textual image-building exercise – it is the image and the word in one. It has no reading procedure to it: It is swallowed whole at first sight, and is therefore felt, than interpreted.

Spot A Poem #2

'After Learning of a Friend’s Suicide, We Drive to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park' by Brian Brodeur, nominated by Lauren Camp on our Spot A Poem section today!

Spot A Poem #1

'How to Remember Important Things' by Darryl Price, nominated by Bill Yarrow on our Spot A Poem section today!

Maroula Blades

Maroula Blades is an Afro-British poet/writer living in Berlin. The winner of the Erbacce Prize 2012, her first poetry collection Blood Orange is now published by Erbacce-press. Works have been published in The Volume, Kaleidoscope, Trespass, Words with Jam, The Latin Heritage Foundation, Caribbean Writer, Thrice, BLACKBERRY, Kalyani, Peepal Tree, and others. Her poetry/music programme […]


Judit Hollos

Judit Katalin Hollos was educated at Budapest University, and she majored in Swedish Literature and Language. Some of her works — mainly short poetry, short stories, articles, and translations — have been featured in literary magazines and anthologies in Hungary and abroad.


a sparrow’s footprints
in spilled cherry juice—
failed stitchwork


MDW says: The stitchwork has failed because of […]


Salil Chaturvedi

Salil Chaturvedi is an award-winning writer, poet, actor, disability campaigner and permaculturist. He lives in Goa, India. His haiku have appeared in several online journals and print anthologies.


sweeping leaves outside the hut
the mother leaves some
for her little daughter


MDW says: The things parents do to engage their children!



Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Archana Kapoor Nagpal is an internationally published author of 7 books, and her winning stories are now part of international anthologies. She writes inspirational content for corporate newsletters, websites, blogs and print publications. Her inspirational poems touch every area of a person’s life. She enjoys writing haiku and tanka as well.


faded portrait—
from one window to […]


Sandra Simpson

Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga. Two of her haiku appear on the Katikati Haiku Pathway, and her work appears regularly in journals (paper and online) both in New Zealand and overseas. She was the only Southern Hemisphere haiku poet to be included in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in Haiku (Red Moon Press, US, 2007) and […]