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Poetry

“Fourth of July last year” by Brennan Burnside

11 November 2021 on Poetry

Fourth of July last year My mother was buried in the hospital, folded up with her family’s dishes, placed in the storage room where she grew weight and time hung...

The Writer's Hot Seat

An Interview with poet Candice Reffe

25 October 2021 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Candice Reffe's poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Poetry Daily, Riddle Fence, Verse Daily, and Witness, among other publications. Candice spent many years in New York City...

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“Much Earlier than God” by Dmitry Blizniuk

20 October 2021 on Poetry

Much Earlier than God Early morning fog is thrown onto the lowlands of the citylike a blue fox fur coat.Your soul takes in the dawn streets.Your lips move. Your clouds...

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“Sleeping Dogs” by Kevin Griffith

20 October 2021 on Poetry

Sleeping Dogs Morning arrives with its cough of fog,its car alarms crying for help.And no one ever does. Branches reach for cool air.Birds speak in nothing but commas,while the street...

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“A Long Silence” by Paula Brancato

08 October 2021 on Poetry

A Long Silence                 It had been 20-odd years        since he and I         had been close  enough to share a bed. An old man now, decidedly...

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“Huai’an Dawn” by Tingyu Liu

08 October 2021 on Poetry

Huai'an dawn I.My mother as a girl: first to wake each winter morning,she fills up the family’s tin basin, dutifully tilted to dull the stream’s cold, sharp ring. Slim hands submerged, she scrubs—father’s...

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“Fragment” by Katherine Gaffney

24 September 2021 on Poetry

In the lane opposite us, my love and I witness a car stopped beneath the train trestle, both driver and passenger depart their vehicle to remove a Canadian goose from...

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Three Poems by Simon Perchik

23 April 2021 on Poetry

*You wipe one stain against anotherreminding this napkin to start storing fatfor winter and the night ahead a quiet swipe, simple so its edgesslow down, are dozing offalready dreaming about...

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“The Pie Lady” by Lowell Jaeger

26 March 2021 on Poetry

Her pie wagon steamed early mornings— far end of the fairgrounds —with smells of home-baked sweets. She chose me, of all the ride-jockeys, to drive with her for sacks of...

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“Do What You Will with My Mother’s Shalwar” by Maryam Ghafoor

12 March 2021 on Poetry

For every Khawaja I wear them without a kameez,not harem pants; these are the real thing.When I walk my mother’s neighborhood, all the white people stare, parttheir curtains, come out...

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“I TOO MOURN” BY JERRY T JOHNSON

19 February 2021 on Poetry

—after Langston Hughes Liberty misunderstoodLiberty misrepresentedLiberty lied on, lied about wears a veil, dressesin sackcloth, spreads ashacross her forehead, ashesacross her landscapes torn Liberty weeps beneath darknessLiberty gazes upon terror...

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“Catch and Release” by Kyle D. Craig

05 February 2021 on Poetry

When I was a boy my father lifted the barbed-wire fence beyond which lay a pond teeming with bass, bluegill, catfish. We pulled worms from catalpa trees,punctured their bodies on...

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