Everything in Salt Water

Everything in Salt Water

Baptized at ten given too soon a clean heart a shiny new spirit so much left of me to make filthy. When I turned teenager my mother tells me to wash it well not to walk around in the world humming. Tells me drink it girl, it tastes the same when it’s cold. I’ve...
Barnacle Bay

Barnacle Bay

MAUDE CLARK SUSPECTED THAT HER HUSBAND DWAYNE WAS PLANNING TO divorce her and marry his lawyer, Imani Harrison. Why, only God knew. True, Imani was younger, at least ten years younger than Maude most likely, but that’s where her assets ended. Imani herself had...
Self-Portrait at Sixty-Three

Self-Portrait at Sixty-Three

The keyboard sounds like a mouse’sfootsteps when he taps, middle fingerof his right hand bent, unable to touchflesh against palm. Walking to relievehimself at night, one eye discernsa mushroom pillow; the other, a pileof dirty clothes. The sprouted, rottingalphabet...
Welcome Stephen Cramer as our new Assistant Poetry Editor!

Welcome Stephen Cramer as our new Assistant Poetry Editor!

The GMR is thrilled to announce that Stephen Cramer will be joining us as Assistant Poetry Editor. We look forward to working even more closely with Stephen. We also wanted to celebrate the publication of Stephen’s most recent book, The Disintegration Loops. A few...
Book Release: Anne Graue

Book Release: Anne Graue

Congratulations to GMR contributor Anne Graue whose new poetry Full and Plum-Colored Velvet  was published in late 2020 by Woodsley Press. Anne Graue is the author of Full and Plum-Colored Velvet, (Woodley Press, 2020) and Fig Tree in Winter (Dancing Girl Press,...
New Contributing Poetry Editor: Lupe Mendez!

New Contributing Poetry Editor: Lupe Mendez!

GMR is happy to announce the addition of Lupe Mendez as our new Contributing Poetry Editor! Poet, teacher, and activist Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection   Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the Texas...