The Drunken Hero

By Tejaswinee Roychowdhury Not all heroes wear capes, some are just drunk! Well, perhaps not heroes that you may have heard of, but it rings true of at least one hero in a tiny little village somewhere in Bengal. The villagers of Hulupukur had developed different theories over the years as to why Madhu, short … Continue reading The Drunken Hero

Poems by Michael T. Smith

  Chinchilla    A little guy scurried in the patched grass to climb a mountain as tall as his will. His stomach steered him up the damned pass                      to heights that greedily starve the air thin          so that the heat could not follow his chasse.               In the tight grasp of the Year of the … Continue reading Poems by Michael T. Smith

“Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)

By Thomas Page A father and son, Telemachus and The lost Odysseus Penelope’s basket and Sisyphus’ rock; Both always undone Dyed-blue bearded god, Brother heavenly thundered, Mimics by shaking Homer’s xenia, Custom hospitality, Stories and cyclops Boiling marrow Dry from bones, fear slowly cooks Courage from strong legs The eagle and geese War in Penelope’s … Continue reading “Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)