Category Archives: Poetry

“As It Happened” by Hannah Bonner

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It was the first Friday of spring. It was dark. When I walked to his front door, the porch stretched out like a pier in the dark. I came in with my shoes still on. The walls were green as … Continue reading

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“Haunted” by Betsy Johnson-Miller

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The house is hardly white. Hardly standing in the corn. My daughter peers in the only unbroken window. Kids with rocks have been coming here for years. To talk about the woman whose husband no longer loved her. An ax … Continue reading

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“Where I Live Now” by Elli Palmer

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If I could trace our history through bloodlines and heart-maps, across borders and millennia I would return to the moment we were born. Even then, when we were only breath from primordial lips. I know I would find our atomic-sized … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Featured Interview with Diane Raptosh and a Poem

Please enjoy a preview of the featured interview in the Spring 2014 issue with ROAR contributor and Idaho Writer-in-Residence Diane Raptosh. Own a copy of the entire issue by visiting our Subscribe Page! The following interview was conducted over email by … Continue reading

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2014 Issue is in the making! Thanks to all of our submitters. We love reading your work!

ROAR Magazine is now closed for submissions for our 2014 issue. Thanks to everyone who submitted and keep an eye out for the print issue, which will include an interview with National Book Award  Nominee and Boise, Idaho’s Poet Laureate for … Continue reading

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Leave the Back Door Open

Poetry by 2012 Contributor, Michele Reale She decided to explain the pluot thus:  not a peach, not a plum.  Not your mother’s jam.  Like your favorite uncle wearing your aunt’s polka dot dress.  Because he said he grown used to it, she … Continue reading

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