Category: Poetry

City Terrace Postcard

Sesshu Foster Sybil Brand Women’s Jail sits empty, used occasionally for filming they say, at the end of City Terrace […]

Los Angeles County Jail Sonnets #13

Yago Cura Don’t talk about commissary on commissary day, or the Liege of Hot Water will snatch that privilege due […]

Feelings

Jie Tian “The moment when a feeling enters the body is political.” -Adrienne Rich Feelings well up in the Women’s […]

An Agent Suspects of Her

Omar Pimienta an agent suspects of her suspects of him    suspects of me suspects himself and above all suspects the […]

This is Not a Lie

Omar Pimienta This is not a lie it’s not a lie about the lie a lie that prolongs the lie […]

People

Juan Felipe Herrera listen to the voice of the people install the voice of the people paste the voice of […]

Touch the Earth (once again)

Juan Felipe Herrera This is what we do: this is what the worker does: this is what the cotton truck […]

A California Requiem

Dana Gioia I walked among the equidistant graves New planted in the irrigated lawn. The square, trim headstones quietly declared […]