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The Prose Poem Issue

For the month of June, B O D Y will be presenting a selection of prose poems from our contributors in a special “Prose Poem Issue.” One of our goals in putting this issue together was to figure out just […]

The Czech Issue

  Editor’s Note   Throughout the month of November B O D Y will be publishing poetry and prose by writers from the Czech Republic.   This issue, featuring recent Czech writing, would not have been possible without literary translators. […]

UK & Irish Poetry Issue

Throughout the month of October B O D Y will be publishing poetry by poets from across the United Kingdom & Ireland. If you think poems written by poets from across the Atlantic all have rhymes lined up like ducks […]

J. A. Bernstein

WATERCRESS   I. The clean and narrow white tents of the Farmer’s Market along Arizona burden the senses: the flow of bright colors rushing underneath; the smell of baked breads; the odors of camphor, raw cinnamon, spice. It is simply […]

Chris Green

ONCE UPON A BREAKFAST   after Sidney Goldfarb’s “Moving Breakfast”   I get out of bed early like a god. I give my daughter something bookish for breakfast. First I let her sip some whiskey. Then she begins her memoir: […]

Tom Pickard

  FIENDS FELL An Excerpt   April 1st   An Atlantic rage gathered a mass last night and unleashed a snarling sea-saga over the icy roof. nowt took off unless taken sharp as a falcon’s beak through a lark’s heart […]

TOM PICKARD

  FIENDS FELL An Excerpt   April 1st   An Atlantic rage gathered a mass last night and unleashed a snarling sea-saga over the icy roof. nowt took off unless taken sharp as a falcon’s beak through a lark’s heart […]

Lacie Semenovich

THE WATER’S FLOW   –for Maj   The second toilet in the office bathroom flushes again and again and again like it’s trying to swallow the building or jump from its porcelain body. Or maybe it just wants to send […]

Petr Borkovec

  BRIEF BIO FOR THE BEREAVED   Petr Borkovec is now a somewhat neglected author, and it is unquestionably true that only a small handful of readers know his work. However, at the same time, while it is indisputably the […]

Jose Alcantara Almanzar

  THE QUEEN AND HER SECRET   Through the narrow opening of the door that was ajar, Gina noticed the bluish eye, the arched eyebrow, the captivating eyelash, the mouth moving like a scarlet worm, articulating and modulating inaudible words. […]

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