Category: Poetry

Picture/Poem | August 2016

The girls are getting slimmer now as if, perhaps / to keep themselves from their mothers’ fates. / They float in thin blouses above the fat plates, / their bodies forced like flowers into shape.

Picture / Poem | July 2016

THE REBEL’S FLOWER Stately they stepped through the garden closes, Walking coldly a pace apart; To them nodded the dewy roses Red as the wrath that glowed in her heart. Gown of damask and coat of scarlet – Oh but…

Picture / Poem | May 2016

Collage by Sara Pearce

Pauletta Hansel has been a pillar of the Cincinnati poetry community for decades. In March, she was named Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate. This poem is from her newest collection, Tangle, Dos Madres Press 2015.