A roundup of some of the best of Poetry Northwest in 2018.
John Wayne is watching / from his lacquered saw blade on the wall
Look at what happens / when you want to feed your family.
Madness / was madness, that’s all.
Poems by the 2018 Joan Swift Prize Winner and Finalists
Certainly life / burned inside him.
The question, I said, is not how to salvage the past, but how to destroy it ethically.
I try not to want // too much.
by Oliver de la Paz | Contributing Writer
Featuring poems by Quenton Baker, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Linda Bierds, Jeffrey Harrison, Dorianne Laux, Arra L. Ross, Sanki Saito, Alexandra Teague, Molly Tenenbaum, Michael Torres, Devon Walker-Figueroa, & more