Family and tradition…Fran Laniado’s Memory Jug

                                              The Memory Jug   My mother died in her sleep last week. She was 78 years old. My brother and sister came for the funeral, and to get her things in order. My brother came from Washington D.C., my sister from Los Angeles, and I from New York City. My brother handled the […]

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Donna Arkee’s “Hollow”

  hollow i don’t get enough sun in the land of the sun- it’s threads have worn and i untangle wildly, dancing, loosening from a cosmic umbilical grasp… how can you remember your hurt so well? i don’t even know the path to my own soul. i constructed damascus steel out of the frothing of […]

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Life and times of the unjobbed: Matt Baxter’s reflections

  Unemployment soars, citizens rejoice! by Matt Baxter More people are jobless than there should be; at least that is what I keep hearing on the news. Fired, laid off, misplaced, downsized, reorganized or disorganized, removed for cause, or locked out. A veritable storm of working individuals prevented from doing their job, or any job […]

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Connection in a changing world: Kristie LeVangie’s Libidacoria

“Why buy the cow if the milk is free?”  At first glance, Kristie LeVangie’s poem collection Libidacoria: In a Plain Brown Wrapper seems to portray a self-satisfied, empowered woman content to successfully live out this attitude. However, through subtle, telling hints, LeVangie (or K- as she is often known) reveals her speaker’s growing desire for […]

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Writing workshop announcements

  Came across someone who works with the organizations putting on these free poetry and writing workshops at a reading event this week in the city. Would love to pass on the word to the SC family and friends. Youth Speaks Writing Workshops – Teen Slam Poetry Preparation in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. All […]

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An opportunity to submit science-related poetry

  I received this notice through a professional group – permission was included to share anywhere poets may be lurking… If you have written any (unpublished) poetry touching on the intersection of communication and science [including but certainly not limited to biomedicine], please submit it for consideration for “Peer-Renewed,” a column that debuted in the […]

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