A Constellation of Poets

by Jordi Alonso Rumi and Khayyam sang of god––or wine; Fitzgerald and Millay both liked their gin with or without a twist of Persian lime Dorothy Parker played bridge to drink and win, and Oscar Wilde was fond of chilled champagne. Poor Dylan Thomas had a glass of rye too many and though he did

Sonnet (Subtext) IV

by Jordi Alonso After William Shakespeare  Stop masturbating, Henry, long enough To get yourself a girlfriend, or a wife. You’re way too handsome to just waste your—stuff. Stop masturbating, Henry, get a life! Like one who borrows, paying nothing back You’ll spend your days sore and alone—you need To start a family. You’ll have no

Sounding Box: a ghazal

by Jordi Alonso for Sarah Azzara  Some say they’re three, some ten—most say there’s nine: I’ll be your muse, my dear, if you’ll be mine. Transform a college room into a den of words, silk, whiskey, music, and design. Your heartbeat through a sounding box of bone reverberates through twill and skeins of twine. Who