“I sing these songs all through the dark, after everyone’s left.” The myth of the sirens has been used throughout history, to shame women or empower them, but always to warn men—women too can be dangerous. Their songs shipwrecked men, or lulled them into a vulnerable sleep, in some myths the sirens were even sent to find Persephone who had disappeared into the underworld. Kateri Lanthier’s second collection Siren, is as many-layered and multi-faceted as the myth of the sirens.read more
The women strap me down
So you won’t fall
Watched me climb
the combers breaking and breaking on white sand,
sand made even whiter by the Guadeloupe moon.
When I get to my father’s house, he’s outside pushing a tripod orchard ladder across the lawn. No surprise he checked himself out of the hospital and has already started working. It’s been six months since I’ve been home, and he looks thin, even under his...read more
Snow in the parking lot of the factory
unfair to its workers. Snow in the parking lot
of the school where the children were shot.
The editors are pleased to announce the finalists for the first annual GMR Book Prize.
Prize judges, Sarah Manguso and Olena Kalytiak Davis.
Winners will be announced soon.
From the branches I catch the flicking
of an eastern kingbird, it’s raspy call
On this morning Casey’s family sat in the same place where they always sat in the Addison Methodist Church, a little more than halfway back on the right side, first Aunt Ada, then Casey’s little sister, then his mother, then himself, then his father.read more
Green Mountains Review is seeking submissions from Latina/o, Lusa/o, and Indigenous poets, writers, artists, photographers of the Americas who have been moved, motivated, and otherwise inspired by the works and influences of the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States (PLOTUS)read more
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