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Poetry

 

The Ascension: Haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Robert Joyner THE ASCENSION He woke on his last day with the palpable feeling of being an astronaut at lift-off.   Under an esplanade of leaves all moving at once through the nearly invisible hospital sheers he recognized the slow brilliance, a warmth pulsing in…

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Poetry Reading: The Work of Yun Wang

31 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Çağrı Yılmaz POETRY READING: THE WORK OF YUN WANG AM: Let us hear a little bit about what your inspirations are and how you end up with a poem.   YW: My greatest inspiration has always been nature. A good fraction of my poems came…

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The Bridges to April by Susan Elbe

29 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: “Bois de Vincennes” by Baptiste Charruyer THE BRIDGES TO APRIL 1   We’ve all got coughs, January rattles that won’t quit. Our necks wrapped in warm scarves against the cold night, we trail one by one into the ill-lit bar. Some let oysters…

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Incantation by Stephen Scott Whitaker

02 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Marie Dashkova, Photographer INCANTATION The bones are mine and the cookie cutters are mine and ripe smell of the compost is mine, and the dress curling at my ankles is mine.   The tattoo of the shark, and the elephant static and electric…

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Song for Lard by Susan Elbe

02 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: “Confusione” by Vivian Nimue Wood Valle d’ Aosta SONG FOR LARD I sing for pig fat, for leaf lard, fatback, caul fat, for the small white icebergs my grandmother dropped into a black iron skillet she never washed, only swiped with newsprint and put…

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Absquatulation: Haibun by David Cobb

24 Mar 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: “The Battle” by David Conison ABSQUATULATION morning break steam from a cup of tea The Lark Ascending   The prop I use for my PC screen is a venerable English-German dictionary, vintage 1870, source of scholarship then, now pedantry. Once, during one of my…

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Meltdown: Haibun by David Cobb

24 Mar 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Rizwan Ali MELTDOWN nights drawing in drops of melted wax form stalagmites The anticipated power cut. Office closed at four, as every day the past six weeks. Trams not running, she walks to the crèche to pick up her baby boy. To get home…

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The Colonies: Haibun by Jim Kacian

17 Mar 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: “Monotonic Tresinence” by Christopher Alexander VazQuez THE COLONIES We have been right from the beginning. but in the wrong way. The gods did come from the heavens, but they were not more glorious versions of ourselves. They were the microbes hitchhiking through space on comets…

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