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Barbara Hamby: Letter to a Lost Friend

There must be a Russian word to describe what has happened
between us, like ostyt, which can be used
for a cup of  tea that is too hot, but after you walk to the next room,
and return, it is too cool

September 12, 2022 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth Romero: My Real Resume

I want to know why the corporate mentality sucks so bad.

September 10, 2022 · 6 Comments

Michael Simms: The Horses

People loved her as they might love
A flag or a map or a story
Of a country of green pastures
And low stone walls

September 9, 2022 · 26 Comments

Therigatha: Fall on your knees and weep

If you really want to cry for somebody,
why not cry for yourself?
Why not cry for all of us,
who are just passing through?

September 9, 2022 · 6 Comments

Baron Wormser: The Shuffle

Lost my soul in the shuffle.
Got a self instead.
Not a fair deal, not even-Steven,
Not Roger-dodger.

September 8, 2022 · 8 Comments

Kari Gunter-Seymour: To No One in Particular

I am never happy to see summer go,
earth stripped of its finest voice.

September 7, 2022 · 9 Comments

Chard deNiord: To the Luna Moth

Out of nowhere, which is every-
where, I sang to you with a tongue
in the form of a leaf as you fell
asleep…

September 6, 2022 · 9 Comments

Carol Frost: Now Soon

Father and mother time to rise up put away the dark
give back to him more than he can ever use give what is
not his to have what he never knew he knows and all he feels

September 5, 2022 · 6 Comments

Attracta Fahy: Two Poems

We walk home from the fields,
our young backs arched, aching,
from spreading slits.

September 4, 2022 · 4 Comments

Wendy Cope: Lissadell

The light of evening. A gazelle.
It seemed unchanged since Yeats’s day.
Last year we went to Lissadell
And life was good and all is well.

September 3, 2022 · 4 Comments

Video: Jaimie G | Animals

Comedian Jaimie G talks about our treatment of animals, the environmental impact of animal agriculture and much more in this spoken word poem.

September 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

Carlene M. Gadapee: Accidental Hymn by Dawn Potter

Dawn’s speakers are the collective voice of the common person: she captures the hard-working, angry, sad, loving, celebratory voices of the Maine woods and coast, the hills of Appalachia, the house-bound and the homesick…

September 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rupert Brooke: The Fish

O world of lips, O world of laughter,
Where hope is fleet and thought flies after,
Of lights in the clear night, of cries
That drift along the wave and rise

September 2, 2022 · 8 Comments

Jose Padua: An Existential Traffic Update for the I-81 Corridor

The Burger King down the block
is open during renovations
and the man who
got shot several times
at his house a few streets away
on Saturday night
survived

September 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

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