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Spring 2024

Spring 2024. Vol. 46 No.4


“18 Down. 2024, in Chinese zodiac”

By R. Lewis
in the year of the dragon we achieve excellence at falling asleep on the phone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀we release a double-platinum album ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀feat. the dog’s verklempt whine at dinner, our roommates’ tv, the endless...


By Tea Gerbeza
i ㅤ Today I am a pillow soaked with sweat. Rag hair, no jewelry, I receive the news in my starry socked feet. You’re diabetic. What I don’t expect: to lose my...


Pigeon Woman by May Swenson

Reviewed by Gary Lemco

Nightlight by David Barrick

Reviewed by SJ Grimes

Letdown by Sonia Greenfield

Reviewed by Jeri Theriault

The Truth is Told Better This Way by Liz Worth

Reviewed by Melanie Janisse-Barlow

Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak

Reviewed by Michael Roberson


2-Day Poem Contest Winners!

By Contemporary Verse 2
☀️ We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s CV2 2-Day Poem Contest, as selected by our judge (and...

People’s Choice – 2024 2-Day Poem Contest!

By Contemporary Verse 2
Before we can announce the winners of this year’s 2-Day Poem Contest, we need your help determining who will win...

Spring 2024 Issue Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
So pleased to share the contributors who will be reading at our spring issue Zoom launch Wednesday, May 1st! Join...