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Alison Luterman: A Woman Speaks of Marriages

I’ve known marriages like Niagaras, that splashed and thundered,
whose couples careened down them bravely, wearing only barrels.

March 23, 2022 · 5 Comments

Danielle DeTiberus: In the Middle of Fucking You, I Pause

Twenty years together and yet
You were new to me again.

February 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Smoke

Smoke from a massive fire was blowing across the river
into the city: lobbies of apartment buildings,
inner rooms of doctors’ offices.

January 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

Nina Clements: Singing Bowl Massage

You are on the table
but also floating
in the center
of a lake.

January 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vimeo: Viktor on the Moon

Viktor Leth, who has never been on a date, accidentally sits down at the wrong table with the slightly older and married Rebekka. This is the start of a weird and wild night for the two of them in which Viktor learns more about life and love than most people do in a lifetime

December 26, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: The Spiritual Exercises

What risks of the heart are worth taking? This is a story of love prevailing against all odds.

December 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: There Will Be Times

How your arrival is now nothing to her?
And your leaving is nothing to her?

December 9, 2021 · 10 Comments

Lisa Zimmerman: Testament

I believe the truth needs no defense.
I believe that feelings might not be facts
but they matter all the same

December 8, 2021 · 5 Comments

Sonali Kolhatkar: Beyond Cancel Culture | How to Hold Each Other Accountable—With Love

‘We can’t go around punishing people in the present for the trauma that was inflicted on us in the past.’

September 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Michael Simms reads five poems of joy and acceptance

Imagine being so in love
The mistakes you make
Keep you on the ground
Imperfect and happy

August 28, 2021 · 21 Comments

Michael Simms: Only You

I woke this morning remembering the room we had in Paris which looked out on the Seine.

June 26, 2021 · 14 Comments

Kenneth Fearing: LOVE, 20 Cents The First Quarter Mile

I forgive you for being beautiful and generous and wise.
I forgive you, to put it simply, for being alive, and pardon you, in short, for being you.

February 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Michael Simms: Ten things I should have figured out before now

Love is complicated. Courtesy is simple. Start with courtesy.

May 23, 2020 · 14 Comments

Pilar Lopez-Cantero: Your love story is a narrative that gets written in tandem

By coming to recognise the degree to which overlapping and different narratives shape our expectations in love, we can avoid some of the worst outcomes.

May 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

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