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Gary Margolis: The Desire to Write Poetry at Forty

the mysterious
feeling between her
and Emily, the centuries in
between two women
alone in their rooms.

February 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Gary Margolis: Ending the War

one morning
in August, she can walk
away from her fury
of pines, and catch
her breath

August 29, 2020 · 3 Comments

Gary Margolis: I was Living in a Poem

Lines so plain I didn’t know, at first,
I was living in a poem.

July 23, 2020 · 5 Comments

Gary Margolis: Tracking Forgiveness

I want to make as many mistakes
as I can, here in my lifetime.
So I can be my own priest, sign
Perfection’s policy.

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gary Margolis: Visiting Poet

         for the Midland School in Los Olivos   No one told me I would be sitting across the table from Deyanira, number two wife of Hercules, … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gary Margolis: Hive Mind Synching

My friend sitting outside the cafe on the Left Bank texts me she thinks our country has lost its collective mind. She puts down her phone to watch the cabs … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gary Margolis: Pancakes and Kabobs

Our town invites in three thousand refugees. We used to count ourselves in, our town of nine hundred fifty three. We’ll have to rent extra seats for them to raise … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gary Margolis: It Pleases Me

interview with Georgia O’Keeffe at 90, 1977 to paint the bones inside the sky to bring them home to light my brush here on Lake George the desert inside my … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Pierre-Auguste Renoir at work in 1915 (rare footage)

This is rare footage of French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir at work, which is from Sacha Guitry’s patriotic World War I-era film Ceux de Chez Nous, “Those of our Land”. Renoir … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 9 Comments

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