National Poetry Month

Poet of the Day – Alison Stone

National Poetry Month April 26, 2020 Alison Stone Pandora   I’m a hot mess, ravishing disaster, blown into town under a blade-sharp moon. Men, you quiver as I slink by with my lipsticked smirk and box of troubles, ache at the sway of my skirt. You’ve never seen a woman’s hips before, never touched hair soft as ash. My fingers and dismissals burn like stolen fire, punishment so sweet you can’t tell if I entered…

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National Poetry Month

Poet of the Day – Joe Hardy

National Poetry Month April 25, 2020 Joe Hardy SKIPPING STONES   When water wets stone is stone more real as it tastes water—   in between those kisses, longing left within the stone?   Or, are Saint Catherine’s tremors true that all the way to heaven is heaven.   Or does gratitude in lovers parting as writes Thich Nhat Hanh, keep truth from flying away.   So even in absence, heaven, even in longing, relief.…

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National Poetry Month

Poet of the Day – Toti O’Brien

National Poetry Month April 24, 2020 Toti O’Brien MIGRATION   As you vanish, unchecked grasping frantically at denial (your trusted safety belt) trying to resist sinking   noticing on a glimpse of consciousness you cannot tell your age or mine, or today’s date   ‘then’ you say ‘we should say farewell. I might not recognize you the next time around.’   ‘Chances are you won’t, Mom.’ ‘But you’ll love me nevertheless’ I would like to…

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National Poetry Month

Poet of the Day – Jacquelyn Shah

National Poetry Month April 23, 2020 Jacquelyn Shah LETTER FROM K ON A DRUNKEN RAFT   Dear Charlie, I write to you from Flux, the sea of a sea- blue funk that flows through middle ages. I float like Quetzlcoatl on a raft of snakes and flaunt my malice and pique that rain on your jamboree.   I’m on my way, I’m on my way, I’m K. Yet castles seem to fade to a check-point,…

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