Poetry

Anne Whitehouse/Poetry

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER   Growing up in the South, she never felt she fit in, being way too serious and none too popular. She came north to be educated, and, leaning to the law, clerked for a federal judge and joined the Justice Department. Reared among D.C....

Richard Kostelanetz/APHORISMS

•••   About the poet: Citing Britannica.com, Richard Kostelanetz is an "American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde who is productive in many fields."  Kostelanetz attended Brown University (B.A., 1962), Columbia University (M.A., 1966), and...

In Memoriam: Camilla Sohar

    Only if... A Poetry of Loss and Remembrance Poems by Paul Sohar   When Camilla passed away last spring at the age of 50 due to a medical accident, her family and many friends were shocked,...

Young Poets of Oneonta

Prompts and New Voices n the autumn semester of 2018, in my creative writing course at SUNY Oneonta, my students endeavored to write “thematically linked” poems. We read Adele Kenny’s “A Lightness, A Thirst,...

Evan Mantyk/Interview

The Society of Classical Poets is dedicated to the proliferation of classical poetry. What does that mean? It means poetry usually with rhyme and/or meter. It also means poetry of good character that puts the reader first, not the poet. The government’s “Survey on National Participation in the Arts,” found, over the last twenty years or so, a sharp decline in the number of people who had read or listened to a poem within the last 12 months while other literary forms stayed static…

Real Life/Poetry Review

Taking the Temperature of the 21st Century Climate 6x9 Paperback 232 Pages Published by Omnidawn, 2018 ISBN-10: 1632430576 ISBN-13: 978-1632430571 Price: $14.62 on Amazon   Review by Emily Vogel Poetry Editor [dropcap style="font-size: 46px;...

Ronald Primeau/Poetry Review

In the Measuring by Carol Smallwood Shanti Arts, 2018. Brunswick, Maine 116 pages, $14.95, paperback. Available on Amazon. Review by Ronald Primeau t is often said that we cannot measure what is real, what...

Richard Kostelanetz/Fiction

??????   ANSWERS A Cycle of Short-Short Stories Richard Kostelanetz In memory of Novalis [For periodical, print continuously with extra space between entries; if a book, one to a page; wide (Latin?), paginated landscape; so far 94. Resequence to move from cliché...

J. T. Ledbetter/Poetry

a time like this after they carried things home and pulled the corn wagon out of the frozen ruts they turned the cows into the pasture and filled the oat bags for horses then went to the house where women were wringing out bloody cloths and emptying the rest down the...

Marc Darnell/Poetry

Calcium Phosphate Some choose the wind so they can go all the places their body never went alive. Others choose mixture with cement, as a rock at the ocean's bottom to be part of the big whole, or crushed into a diamond to be prettier than the sack they were in life....

The Whitney Point Poetry Group

  Poetry: Any Age, Any Place   Introduction by Jessica Femiani here is an awful lot of talk these days about the disconnected lives we lead, that years back students arriving early to class might...

Emily Vogel/Book Review

The Infinite Doctrine of Water by Michael T. Young Series: Terrapin Poetry Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Terrapin Books (April 1, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1947896016 ISBN-13: 978-1947896017 $5.99 Kindle/$12.99 Paperback from AMAZON   Review by Emily...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan/Poetry

So Many Things I Wish I Had Done So many things I wish I had done, so many things I wish I had said, all those words that could have comforted but that I withheld, so now even so many years after my father’s death I wish I could call him back from inside the mausoleum...

T.R. Hummer/Poetry

What’s the matter with the old musicians
   of Kansas City? From here they look
Like planets exploded in the prairie wind.
   That’s why the sunset swings
So hard, distant and bright and bloody.

Lyn Lifshin/Four Poems of Aleppo

LIFE IN ALEPPO a day without bombs, is good. You can leave your apart- ment, wander thru small oasis of color and light. No words, only the sense of loss. No color except for an plot of green and one plum tree, not turned to drift wood. One man who has not left, says...

Rich Ives/Flash Nonfiction

was busy naming the clouds before I knew it. I called them what happens next, and I called them this is the way it has always been. I put new clothes on them, and I taught them to dance differently. I tried to get that slouch out of their walk, but they always smiled with self-satisfaction. All you had to do was make a few things happen and everyone forgot about the limp.

Jim Feast/Book Review

          border crossings by Thaddeus RutkowskiPaperback, 6"x9"96 pagesSensitive Skin BooksISBN: 978-1977850898$12.95   by Jim Feast There is a poem called “Border Crossings” in a new book of the same name by Thaddeus Rutkowski. It’s a...

Michael T. Young/Poetry

     Dredging Gulls tow my gaze out beyond the breakwaters and jetties, to coast there among the glass towers. Wind whips the water in me into waves and spindrift. Along all my shores are hardnesses broken down into sand, fragments supposed to equal the history of me....

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