[A] collection of miniature fairy tales full of bewitching vegetables, silent contracts, and unlikely transformations. You’re seduced by the silliness of odd images, but the tenderness that peeks out at you between the lines is what keeps you reading.

 

Born in the capital, Panama City, on November 17th, 1932, Dr. Diana Morán led a life of social, sexual, and political activism that saw her arrested and exiled while still winning the country’s top prize for literature. A poet, union leader, professor, critic, and historian, Morán’s indelible if obscured legacy in Panama remains her ardent advocacy for feminism, the cultures of the isthmus, and a holistic appreciation of art in its myriad forms.

 

Stacey Tran and Minh Nguyen

In Conversation

What are these plants surviving through?

Elizabeth Dunham

Three Poems

there’s / a daisy in the midwest i really miss.

Eric Amling

Reincarnate

Ross Robbins

Three Poems

Like anger that / melts into grief, and always, always / paperwork.

Norma Cole

Pardon Me

What to do with all those dead ends?

Leena Joshi

Three Poems

the phone always / rings twice in heaven

Joel Felix

Four Poems

we lost much today / we don't want to know

Jane Wong

Two Poems

that whimpering bridge / from brain to heart

Rae Armantrout + Kate Greenstreet

Poem + Video

stunned by all that had been, evidently, intended

Cicelia Ross-Gotta

I Love You Are You Okay

i just want to know / that you're OK

erica lewis

Seven Poems from mahogany

but i feel love / for you right now / like quartz / laid down / in bands

Twenty-Eight Poets

Weekly Gramma 09242017

I'm sorry your eagle has landed in the wrong yard

Jennifer Hayashida + Emily Sieu Liebowitz

from A MACHINE WROTE THIS SONG and NATIONAL PARK

Work from Gramma's 2017 Open Reading Period Winners

Allen, Escalante, Allen, Barry, Jain, Jackson, Lawless

Weekly Gramma 07292017

I'm perfectly happy to tell you about my knife

Richard Chiem

One Poem

cereal / at a weird / time of day

Al-Samarrai, Gallo-Brown, Truslow, Raza, Konopka, Menzies, Chandel

Weekly Gramma 07132017

How many days this time have we eloped here, / but not enshrined love, here?

Kelly Schirmann

Three Poems

Eventually / The New World split itself / between ideology and action

Shane van Hayden, Deborah Poe + Hassen Saker

Weekly Gramma 06282017

Anastacia-Reneé + Donald Dunbar

from (v.) and Safe Word

your baby pigeon is out in the world

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