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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The Testimony

by Jonel Abellanosa

This is us. This is what we’ve
become. A precious few might 
still know we’ve lost our who. 
We’re not recovering, engrossed 

in our him, the he in our front. 
Hearing again what we know is 
our no. Beyond this dome over 
our circles, the home that has 

gained less, the voice that has
grown less. I leave, to see if
it’s still the City we love. I don’t 
want to remember what I heard.

They’ll make way for concrete
and glass. I’m in the middle of 
midday, conclusion to what
I know we’ve always been.