“Archery in the UK” by Nick Reeves and Ingrid Wilson: A Review by Barbara Leonhard

If you are you looking for a poetry collection that will put a huge smile on your face, this is the book for you. Ingrid Wilson and Nick Reeves have created a book of contemporary lyrical poetry, the likes of which I haven’t seen.  What began as a joint effort to collaborate on a book…

“Prized Possession” by Jeff Flesch

I look in the mirror and find a reflection, known to none, yet known to all   a persona of nature and of soul, dancing within an interlude, a prized possession – desire   feeding troubles and feeding harmony   a paradox of humanity and of the cosmos   hidden from view yet, a part…

“Winter Wonderland Love” by Cindy Georgakas

Winter chills of love, my warm heart beating, stops.   Love lost, scars protect, Kindling stokes fires.   I read through the empty lines. Verses, stand alone, only for the taking.   Flesh torn open and exposed, nobody wins.   This languished love isn’t for the faint of heart, nor for those who believe in…

Hidden in Childhood – Full Cover Reveal and Preface — Short Prose

What a great day – when MasticadoresUSA is honoring youth – to share the news of the upcoming publication of Gabriel Marie Milton’s new anthology, Hidden in Childhood. This highly anticipated anthology is ready to launch in late January 2023. I would like to share Gabriela Marie Milton’s post about the book and her preface….

“From Three to Thirteen” by Shalini Narang

The many issues of Masticadores are featuring youth today. I actually started on the 7th with a poem by Nandika Narang, who is the daughter of one of the monthly contributors on MasticadoreUSA. Nandika’s poem for MasticadoresUSA’s tribute to youth was about her mother, so I thought Shalini’s poem about her daughter would be a…

“Four Poems for Youth” by Stephanie Henson

Mosaic Masterpiece You may think you are broken, but lovely things can be created from the pieces. Up, down, sideways, and in between— non symmetrical shapes in different sizes with sheen. A mosaic masterpiece, glimmers and shimmers from every angle. The glue that binds creates, A stunning piece of artwork. Each tile a testament of…

About Us and the New Submission Guidelines

ABOUT MASTICADORESUSA In 2019, Juan Re Crivello established Gobblers/ Masticadores. In 2021, he founded Masticadores USA. Gabriela Marie Milton became the first editor of the English edition based in the United States. Other editions of Masticadores are in Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, English and Portuguese. Masticadores now has 16 publishers and 200 writers in 10…

¡Hasta la próxima Gabriela Marie Milton!

Until next time Gabriela Marie Milton! I like to put it in Spanish maybe when we started towards the year 2020 we didn’t think that MasticadoresUSA would allow so many writers to publish here. You have made it possible. I feel a certain bittersweet taste, because today MasticadoresFrancia is born with another poet as editor:…

Hello, Everyone

It is with gratitude and humility that I accept this offer to take over as Editor of Masticadores/USA. I will definitely do my best to live up to Gabriela’s standards and bring you all inspiring poetry. I’m eager to see your work and continue to collaborate with the monthly contributors. I also feel held by…

Strands Into Gold by Cindy Georgakas

Wild, like the hair on myhead that turns strands into gold.  I run through wheat fields, eat sunflower seeds and throw away the husk.   These are the memories I remember most as I run through fields barren and dark.  And now I sit in a heap and weep for what was and pray. The sun…

The clearing of light by Vasile Trif

In the expanse of light The words that molt Like snakes Weave in silence From their own foam The stone of wisdom The one that touches it Without being exhausted Enters in communion With the threshold of the world @Vasile Trif Featured art by Vasile Trif Vasile Trif is a priest of the Saint-Eustache parish…

Ode to Madagascar Almond by Tea Solon

Madagascar Almond, you evergreen shelterof this lowly poet bastion againstblight ether generous giverof unadulterated air your ferocious roots tearthe core of the earth like an Oriental oystersecreting layer upon layer of coats on irritantsto make lustrous pearls so are you sucking outthe dirt of the earth concluding filthy watersthat flood poor homes to grow your…

Lilac and Mint by Jeff Flesch

I walk toward the moonlilac and mint waft through the nighta fragrance bruising my heart, andhard to define it’s you youthat spilled out of the seeds last Autumn and, youspilling out of the nightnow confusion, a mistterrifying and, terribly satisfying I recede, realizing it’s the shape, texture, and tone of your mindI’ve missed all this…

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir by Barbara Harris Leonhard

Congratulations to Barbara on the publication of her fantastic book Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. The book was published recently and I invite everyone to read it. For MasticadoresUsa Barbara brings us “Farewell, My Flower.” Barbara writes: “Farewell, My Flower, ” explores the end of my mother’s life. I thought of my mother as a…

Time Zones by Ali Grimshaw

I run from myselfcatch a corner of feelingaccept this moment of liberation as skin of bruised clouds darkensa prickling tingle goosebumps my armsairwaves gather energy sparks our tilted world revolvesa turning we have neverbeen able to feelyet know as truth a shift occurring between/fromwho are the otherswho are the us we ride around the sunevolving…

Tangled blue by C.X.Turner

lingera little longerin the lake of my dreams morning mistdropletsall the tearsI hide from you tangled within the bluereflecting soul deepmirrored essence we are more than the unsaidyou and i @C.X.Turnersite: site: https://mobile.twitter.com/lover__poetic Gabriela Marie Milton #1 Amazon Bestseller AuthorBooks:Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic ProsePassions: Love Poems and Other Writings

The Pot by Virginia Mateias

Adam, I’m going to leave you, one dayand this is a warning…You will find yourself alone with your potsalone with your night! Tell me, can your eyes still see me?your hand remains still, like the groundthe bear-like-body, also motionless… and watchanother apple turning red on the horizon! Your hunger needs which food and your thirst…

Head and Heart by Shalini

Head and Heart by Shalinisite: https://poemsbyshalini.blog/ My head and heart are in constant conflict,They pass me messages difficult to decrypt.When the heart wants to philosophize,The head wants to theorize and rationalize. I try to intervene, to find a middle ground,To reach a place and decision that is sound.But, its impossible to find truce between both,Sometimes it seems, they, each-other loathe. When the heart says speak, the head says stop.When…