As carbon deep in the mantle of earth’s cratonic zones under exquisite forces became diamond, and as the increased flare of moissanite now produced in the lab usurps the concept of organic, so the poem arrives from the “three times” — past, present and future combined, each a song utterly unique. As with the finest jewels we invite your brilliance and surprise in sparrowforms of your choosing. Uplift us with your heliocentric currents, waft us to the ground in our parachutes, create and enfold your biteable visions that we might find ancientness among new stars.

The minimal, the disjunctive, the contrapuntal, made of edges or fulsome plains; skyward-arching trees of the sparrows, fragile; avoid the all-too familiar lacking a language of birds. Sing to us.

Send up to 20 unpublished poems to We also accept visual media, including paintings, photos, graphics, haiga, etc. We have a rolling submission policy, and tend to publish at least monthly. We don’t do rejection letters and will accept poems within three weeks.

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Thank you, we look forward to your work,

Richard Gilbert, Clayton Beach