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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Louie Skipper: Yellow Dust

Is it true the moment of my dying (which has borrowed
so much brightness from the sun) will demand
such satisfaction from me that I will be
blinded by my own last words?

April 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: The Beginning

I keep trying to persuade my father
into a better opinion of me now that he is dead.

January 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Louie Skipper: Staying put, the contented man looks inward

A poem in my own hand
that goes on without my help or knowledge.

November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

James Crews: God Particles

Call them God if you must
these messengers that bring hard evidence
of what I once was and where I have been…

November 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Louie Skipper: The Night Nurse

Why are Hieronymus Bosch and Salvador Dali still not speaking after passing through the Crab Nebula together? . Was it necessary for Shakespeare to become anonymous before being made immortal? … Continue reading

August 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: Startled Again

3 a.m: Startled again in the mirror by my huge head.

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: A single minute

What great assemblies must come to order
before summer can begin?

June 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Louie Skipper: How did John Keats breathe

Where is the bronze statue to the drunk
who shared a cell
in the Concord jail with Thoreau?

May 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: Which do crows find most ridiculous

Which do crows find most ridiculous, our laughter or our applause?   Beware of the pelican that ignores you.   Not yet having formed the waters what had God eaten … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: The Work Ethic of the Common Fly

In the work ethic of the common fly the earth remembers who we are, and where.   Who fears the voice that is never at rest and always on the … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

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