This website publishes poetry that deals with social and political themes. Historically, some of our best poets have been courageous in using their writing gifts to counteract injustice and deal with issues of troubled times. Our democracy is being systematically dismantled without compassion to favor oligarchy, corruption, and oppression of the non-rich and non-white. This is the most inhumane White House in history.

We hope the poetic works herein expose the enemies of a liberal society. If you consider yourself both poet and progressive, please submit your work for publication on this website. If accepted, your poems may also be considered for our sister publication, Good Works Review, an annual print magazine. Please read the Guidelines before submitting.

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My Land

by Roberta Gould

The bell tilted back
Its thick clapper followed and struck
but the belfry did not fill
No uncontained waves broke forth
over the sleeping land
stretched between oceans
Clusters of separation
box houses and gangs of youths
bound for beaches in machines
knew the unecho
The tide rushed in
but nobody dared swim
Some impeded by traffic
or the vain search for tires
never got there
and waited as the signal stayed red
speaking to themselves
in a coded language
flat as that bell