Sean Arnold
against the prison industrial complex
The Bright Despair
The Midwestern Debacle?
Mark Bromberg
For a new Father Time (to Allen Ginsberg, 1999)
About the Author
Christopher K.P. Brown
New Day Nefertiti
Still Tippin (Reprise)
Wendy Brown-Baez
Thanksgiving in Three Voices
This is not a poem
Chella Courington
Ficus      Covers      Pubis
Nate Fisher
Parvenu Weekly
Let There Be Commerce Between Us
“We Won’t Admit Stories Into Our City…”
Margaret Gilbert
Baking Bread
Battle Of Bennington
Julia Gordon-Bramer
For Matthew Freeman
Elegy for a Vampire
Erin Goss
Swapping spit with Isaac
Ptolemy for Orleans
Geoffrey Holman, A.K.A. Priest
When Revolution Comes
Swing Harlem Swing

Cassandra Howard
The Aquarium
Blind Shrimp to the Watchman Goby
Ewe Eye
Dorothy Norman
Stephen Koritta
The Sideman
Minor Seconds
Music Theory
David W. Landrum
Sapphic Letdown
John McKernan
The Buddha Says
Missing Family Snapshots
Tom Murphy
The small Wheel—but the all
Maximus Parthas
Matthew Rambo Questionmark
John W. Sexton
How the Ninety Hidden Anarchist Saints Travelled Through Time on a Diet of Worms
A Piano Arrives for Neda Agha-Soltan
Famous mice
Mati Shemoelof
Why don't I write Israeli Love Songs
Michael Shorb
Beautiful Women, Lonely And Passionate, Waiting For You To Call
Lines In The Water
Shane Signorino
Blackest of Crowes Encomium
Doing Math With Dad
Maybe Your Baby Done Made Some Other Plans
Jeffrey Skoblow
Six Poems
M. K. Stallings
I Flip From
Daniel Suffian
call this derivative and beat it to the poison punch bowl
Joe Wetteroth
Three Poems
Erin Wiles
Fears too Shameful to Speak without Rhyme


Months ago Michael Rothenberg and I came up with the idea of collecting poems that work equally well on the page as well as the stage. We decided to call this online anthology from Big Bridge, “Fusion.” Specifically we were trying to weave a tapestry of Beat Poets, Slam Poets, Black Arts Poets and Hip Hop Poets. We were looking for poets from those movements and peripheral to them, as well as poets inspired by any and all of those movements. We were working to show the similarities of these movements as well as celebrate the cultural and individual differences.

What I received, were great lyric poems. Fusion features one poet from Israel, one poet from Ireland, and one Fulbright Scholar. Fusion also fully represents the outsider arts as well, featuring a few poets that will count that as their second or third publication. They all follow Kerouac’s decree to “moan for man.”

Jason Braun