Haiku from Christopher Bernard

Haiku for Adelle by Christopher Bernard Adelle Foley I bend down to pick    up, in the fragrant garden,    a sleek, dark feather.      A fallen glove. A    smell of cloves and grass. Far off,    a small, drunken bell.      If death is sleep, you    are like the little mountain flowers    folding under a vanishing […]

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Poetry from Cristina Deptula

Spontaneous Grace At this moment I experience the desire for spontaneous grace. For the rain that holds off till ten minutes after your hike, for the extra five minutes a friend waits until your arrival, for the extra twenty miles your car somehow runs until the gas station. For the soft edges on the too-metallic […]

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Jazz and Blues anthology seeks poetic submissions

21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology edited by Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris and Patricia Smith. In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged that seeks to expand and deepen the call-and-response tradition of Jazz and Blues music into the 21st century. Many of these […]

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Dee Allen: Poetry to be Read and Heard

 Dee Allen is a California performance poet who speaks out on a variety of social issues, from war and race relations to security and state control over citizens. He explores the role of individual and collective fear in separating people from one another and enabling the continuation of injustices and group prejudice. In Dee’s work, the mass media, […]

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