Named after Court Green, the property in Devon, England, where Sylvia Plath lived and wrote the Ariel poems, Court Green, the magazine editors say, is like that property in England: “a space where all kinds of poems are welcome, especially those you can’t always find elsewhere: long poems, fun poems, pop poems, poems from archives and unpublished notebooks, playful poems, taboo poems, and artifacts we call ‘poems’ even when they defy all our efforts to label them.” Issue #20 is testament, featuring multiple works by each Jack Skelley, Harryette Mullen, Amy Gerstler, James Shea, Patrick Culliton, Sandra Simonds, Sean Cho A., Kelly R. Samuels, Christopher Citro, Yvonne Amey, Grant Quackenbush, Megan Kaminski, Nick Rossi, CM Burroughs, Ron Koertge, Kathleen Rooney, Brandon Menke, Dan Alter, rob mclennan, Catherine Pierce, August Green, Cameron Martin, John Muellner, Vicki Iorio, and Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, as well as an interview with rob mclennan by Lisa Fishman, and an interview with Tim Dlugos by journalist Terry Gross for her radio program Fresh Air, produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, on March 29, 1985. All works are available to read online at the Court Green website.
In this issue: Diane Seuss, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Kathleen Ossip, Kaitlyn Palmer, Ricki Cummings, John Gallaher, Timothy Liu, Maureen Seaton, Bernard Welt, and more. Read more at the Court Green website.
The thumbnails of the Fall 2019 of Court Green mostly show silhouetted scenes of courtship—men playing musical instruments or bowing on knees before women, scenes of dancing and kissing. In her two poems, Maureen Thorson writes of a different sort of relationships and intimacy, instead focusing on family. Continue reading “Maureen Thorson Taps into Tenderness & Family”
Online literary magazine Court Green is open to submissions through June 1. They do charge a small fee and accept submissions only via Submittable. Learn more…