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Steve Nolan: With Aeneas in a Time of Plague by Christopher Bursk | Review

With Aeneas in a Time of Plague by Christopher Bursk Ragged Sky Press (July 5, 2021) $15.00. 98 pages . I believe every poet has a good reason why they … Continue reading

September 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

David Orr: Letting the World Burn | The Question of Governance

The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Humble Herb is Rival to Prozac

The little notebook, its pages an eye-ease greenish tint, with my staggering penciled captions labeling every blessed thing, each flower picked and pressed and taped down to the page, contains more than specimens of wildflowers from a Vermont meadow. It encloses the first summer I remember.

September 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Brett Wilkins: Animal agriculture emits nearly 60% of greenhouse gases, according to new study

If people are concerned about climate change, they should seriously consider changing their dietary habits.

September 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Paul Christensen: The Changing Air of Nights

Night is a palace of memories, with the beams lashed to the roof and corded with fragments of childhood, vanished links of how we grew up, and faint traces of our mother caressing our hair and sending us up to bed after a rambling story about ghosts and goblins.

September 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Haya El-Refai: Laya’s first Eid

When war comes, it steals everything: souls, memories, homes, happiness, love and safety. Instead, it brings fear, blood, death, darkness and terror.

September 9, 2021 · 10 Comments

Christopher Bursk: The Plague in Early Spring

The first week in the first year of the plague,
when we told ourselves there was no plague,
the flowers were more than willing
to confirm our opinion.

September 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Complaint About Missing Friends after Ten Months of the Pandemic

Verlaine threw pail after pail after
cold water pail on the gravel under Rimbaud’s
windows, to cool the air as he slept.

September 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Nicholas P Money: The Fungal Mind

By responding to the need to create the shortest connections between its food stations, the slime mould achieved the same economies as human architects.

September 5, 2021 · 4 Comments

Video: What it’s like to have Tourette’s — and how music gives me back control

Listen along as Alwani explores the power of music and delights the audience with an ethereal performance of her piano ballad.

September 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Emily Dickinson: Remorse is memory awake

Remorse is cureless,—the disease
Not even God can heal

September 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Jake Johnson: Supreme Court Lets Texas Abortion Ban Take Effect

“This is a full-scale assault on patients, our healthcare providers, and our support systems.” —ACLU

September 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

Martha Silano: Nothing I Did

My father said no infinity times, said all As,
no A-minuses. In 6th grade I devised a plan:
if I was perfect, if I made no sound.

September 1, 2021 · 5 Comments

Gary Fincke: The Local Cemetery

Says she has purchased space
In the Garden of Dreams,
Which, so far, leaves me out

August 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

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