• Dan Chelotti — PAWTUCKET

    Dan Chelotti PAWTUCKET   Two lovers encased in a coaster. One has a bird in the hand. The other lover looks at the bird. There is a tree. Sheep. This will not end well.…

  • Graham Foust — NIGHTINGALELESSNESS

    Graham Foust NIGHTINGALELESSNESS   Lack of nostalgia / felt as nostalgia— once just a taste, that’s now the daily mouth, and mirrors are older than bread. Near to a thought that’s not yet cooled…

  • Magdalena Zurawski — IT’S HARD TO BE A SAINT

    Magdalena Zurawski IT’S HARD TO BE A SAINT   I was sympathetic to language but often it shrugged me and kept other lovers. I crawled through the commas of Romanticism and rejected the rhythms…

  • Brandon Shimoda — Blind Children

    Brandon Shimoda BLIND CHILDREN When Armando was eleven months old, he went for a drive with his father It’s the first thing Armando remembers: Going for a drive with his father (being in the car…

  • Geoffrey G. O’Brien — NOTHING, EVERYTHING

    Geoffrey G. O’Brien NOTHING, EVERYTHING   I have many things to tell you Having nothing to do with each other Except for having itself.   Recently I suffered a mild case. Some things stop…

  • Ronaldo V. Wilson — SIX POEMS

    Ronaldo V. Wilson 47. LUCY AND SHADOW   Leaves grow through porch slats, bursting from the broken steps, the small stones I wish in my mouth.   I cannot speak, but when I have…

  • Paul Killebrew — COMMON POINTLESS

    Paul Killebrew COMMON POINTLESS   I wonder if I’ve really scrutinized this experience like you’re supposed to have if you can type – Frank O’Hara “For the Chinese New Year & for Bill Berkson”…

  • Tomaž Šalamun — THREE POEMS

    Tomaž Šalamun THREE POEMS   HUGS   Let’s say, through the crenel, little chains were on arms and   legs too, you don’t hit the whole piece. Usually some storm interweaves.   Roe deers…

  • Eric Ekstrand — LAODICEA

    Eric Ekstrand LAODICEA   (Many a soldier’s loving arms about this neck have cross’d and rested, Many a soldier’s kiss dwells on these bearded lips.) —“The Wound Dresser”; omitted from the inscription     …

  • Kara Candito — WHISTLEBLOWER

    Kara Candito WHISTLEBLOWER   Kara Candito is American. Kara Candito is a field where you threw something at your father and missed. She sits supine in the tall grasses of herself and scratches for…

  • Rusty Morrison — THREE POEMS

    Rusty Morrison THREE POEMS       RECLAMATION PROJECT                        (WEEDS)   The weight of a ripe nectarine in my palm, a sensation into…

  • Ross Gay — OPENING

    Ross Gay OPENING   You might rightly wonder what I am doing here in the passenger’s seat of this teal Mitsubishi   with the hood secured by six or seven thick strips of duct tape,…

  • Ari Banias — THE FEELING

    Ari Banias THE FEELING   Each spring, a cloud travels up from the south to an island in the Aegean. The red cloud is coming, the townspeople say. Or, the red cloud has been…

  • Submissions

    Submissions   Oversound considers submissions year round. Please send three to five poems (of any length) as a single .doc or .pdf attachment to oversoundpoetry at gmail dot com along with a cover letter and…

  • Order

    Order Issue One ($12)   Order Issue Two ($12)   Order Issue Three ($12)   Order Issues One And Two ($20)   Order Issues Two And Three ($20)   Order Issues One, Two And…