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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Rick Campbell: Heart of Dependent Arising

She’s rolled into surgery
and as the drugs wash over her
she tries to remember her
Medicine Buddha meditation.

May 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Adrie Kusserow: A Brief Respite after Chemo

A BRIEF RESPITE FROM THE USUAL PERCEPTUAL DIVIDES: AFTER CHEMO I SKI THROUGH THE VERMONT WOODS IN ANOTHER CLIMATE CHANGE STORM

April 14, 2019 · 16 Comments

Sharon Fagan McDermott: The Book of Lesser Angers

presses each broken thing like an autumn leaf between pages where I watch the pace of disintegration, lacy residue.   Rain writes within it a sloppy welter—the neighbor shaking her … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Carolyn Gregory: Under Wire

Dear little breast, you were badgered and harassed by needles and nuclear medicine, almost ready to fall off in shame   when you only carried yourself with dignity in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Cancer, again

this time a slow- growing rarity tracing delicate tendrils through kidney and liver, the lung’s sturdy wall, artery somewhere I can’t remember, though twice I’ve been told. How the mind … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Kale and the Immune System

Kale or borecole is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is believed to be closer to wild cabbage … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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