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Beth Copeland: Good Intentions

It’s not the bee’s fault, Daddy says, pulling the stinger from the tender flesh of my inner arm. Look,  it’s dead. It didn’t   mean any harm. The honeybee, no bigger than a … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beth Copeland: Release

Imagine a goldfinch in your fist. Open it   as olive wings soar over dark steeples. If   you’re grieving for what never was or will be, bring   your … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Beth Copeland: Dear Omniscient Narrator

Please don’t let me linger   in the ellipses of dementia and disease   murmuring goodbye again and again to family and friends.   Write a simple sentence with a … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Beth Copeland: Bone Moon

Swallow a tablet that tastes like chalk. Chase it   with an aspirin. Already an inch   shorter than at 60, bones thinner, body that much   closer to the … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video — Falling Lessons: Erasure One, a poem by Beth Copeland

. Director Anh Vu, working with the organization Motionpoems, created this video of Beth Copeland’s poem which interweaves images of the natural world with books, papers and other evidence of … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

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