Our Chernobyl

Our Chernobyl

From my window, I look out at Montpelier’s empty streets, trying to tune out the COVID-19 news updates that ping and bing on my phone, asking myself why this all feels so eerily familiar. I know this jumble of emotions. Fear, helplessness, despair, and also the sense that we’re all in this together.

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Freight

Freight

Your anger arrives on the back of a train/Arrives in my yard. The neighbor’s grass too long, and the city getting interested

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Scissors of the Air

Scissors of the Air

A visit to the hair salon every seven or eight weeks for me is the emotional equivalent of attending a high school reunion, the kind where two popular girls, naturally both cheerleaders, rush you in the restroom line, singsong, “Are you married yet? We didn’t think so,” and whizz off in a confetti of giggles.

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Green Mountains Review, based at Northern Vermont University, is an annual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

[Lehman’s] speaker embraces the world’s full expanse—its simplicities and complexities, its joys and devastations. He is a cosmopolitan conversant in psychology, literature, philosophy, and economics, but with whom you’d feel comfortable swapping lewd jokes over one-dollar beers before arguing about the merits of the Hegelian dialectic.

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A Colder Spring

A Colder Spring

KATERI LANTHIER’s poems have been published in Canada, the U.S. and England. Her first collection is Reporting from Night (Iguana Books, 2011). She was awarded the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize.

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Not Sleeping, Yet

Not Sleeping, Yet

I like the way the world recedes deep in the night. I try to let it go, in the still house the entanglements of the daylight world loosening. Some flowers bloom at night. Some things grow only in isolation. Insomnia is the night gardener.

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