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  • My Life in Boxes

    My Life in Boxes

    This is my apartment, or rather, this is the remains of an apartment being readied for a move. I flew home from teaching in Tampa today. The truck arrives on Wednesday. I leave for a monthlong stint at Wichita State University next week. I have a kna…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • Introductions

    Introductions

    Presenting the introduction at the start of a reading is one of my favorite ways we get to celebrate fellow writers--especially when the audience is the University of Tampa MFA program, gathered for their annual January or June residency, and I'm abl…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 8:57am -
  • 2018 Poet Bloggers ~ The Revival Tour!

    2018 Poet Bloggers ~ The Revival Tour!

    A bunch of folks, including some of whom I've tracked closely in the last fifteen years of our writing lives, decided to reinvigorate their blogs for the new year. I'm really excited about this, because--even in a world rife with social media and …
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:47am -
  • Your Community Recognizes [X] Is an Abuser, a Harasser, or Otherwise Compromised. So...What Now?

    Your Community Recognizes [X] Is an Abuser, a Harasser, or Otherwise Compromised. So...What Now?

    The Time magazine cover honoring "The Silence Breakers" is a good thing, though it would be a great thing if Tarana Burke was pictured.Anonymous contributors are crowdsourcing experiences of "sexual harassment in the academy" (across multiple discipl…
    - 40 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 4:05pm -
  • How Much to Reveal or How to Reveal It

    How Much to Reveal or How to Reveal It

    Lots going on in these past few months--including a fun conference about food writing in Tampa where I read new poems. I wrote some new poems, too. New poems! I put in final edits on an anthology I've edited, which will be out next year with a unive…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 5:24am -
  • Dear IOTA Club and Cafe~

    Dear IOTA Club and Cafe~

    Dear IOTA, I know exactly how to get to you--Route 50 to 10th, then the sneaky cut across Danville Street. Dear IOTA, I've spent a lot of time balanced on the black-cushioned barstool, scribbling, over a concrete floor layered in slate blue and flec…
    - 12 Sep 17, 2:07pm -
  • Small Pleasures: Paprika Edition

    Small Pleasures: Paprika Edition

    Sometimes I use this blog for serious things. Sometimes I don't. & with that in mind, here's my latest experiment in cooking....PAPRIKA ROASTED POTATO SALADIngredientsPotatoes (small bag, Yukon golds, skin-on)Chickpeas (1 can)Onion (1 small onion,…
    - 12 Sep 17, 11:07am -
  • The Horizon

    The Horizon

    "So, are you working on a book?"My father spent the question to be casual, mid-inning of a baseball game, but my pulse quickened all the same. Of course I'm working on a book. I'm working at least two books, and maybe three.A writer has to keep her…
    - 28 Aug 17, 6:04pm -
  • Talking About "Good Bones"

    Talking About "Good Bones"

    As any poet who has experience this will tell you, having a poem catch on--to go viral, to be replicated and shared even among those who don't usually consider themselves to be readers of poetry--is a strange feeling. For Maggie Smith, it's fair to s…
    - 23 May 17, 12:57pm -
  • From the Hermitage Artist Retreat

    From the Hermitage Artist Retreat

    I am on my penultimate day of five weeks at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Manasota Key. The house that is the heart of the Hermitage space is over a century old; if you stand in the right spot you can see the Gulf out of one window, and the bay ou…
    - 3 Apr 17, 10:56am -

Magma Poetry

    PBS: Poetry

    Poetry 24

    • Untitled

      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

    Poetry Foundation

    Poetry Magazine

    • The Calm

      The Calm

      Read this poemby Sean O’Brien from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • The Outward Journey

      The Outward Journey

      Read this letterby Rachael Boast and Andy Ching from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • A Horse Dies Once That Is a Lie

      A Horse Dies Once That Is a Lie

      Read this poemby Rosebud Ben-Oni from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • The White Campion

      The White Campion

      Read this poemby Donald Revell from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Neighbors Smoke on an Apartment Porch Owned by a Mental Health Agency

      Neighbors Smoke on an Apartment Porch Owned by a Mental Health Agency

      Read this poemby Sheryl Luna from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • I am dark, I am forest

      I am dark, I am forest

      Read this poemby Jennifer Givhan from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Five Chinese Verses

      Five Chinese Verses

      Read this poemby Wendy Xu from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • The Book of Mycah

      The Book of Mycah

      Read this poemby Joshua Bennett from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Recycler

      Recycler

      Read this poemby Christopher Spaide from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Repairwork

      Repairwork

      Read this poemby Jamie McKendrick from the January 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback

    The Best American Poetry

    • newQuote of the Day: Coffee

      Quote of the Day: Coffee

      This fun piece by Gabriela Gershenson reminded me of the following: "Coffee makes a sad man, cheerful; a languorous man, active; a cold man, warm; a warm man, glowing; a debilitated man, strong. It intoxicates, without inviting the police; it excites…
      - 10 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:45pm -
    • newSpeaking in Simile [by Charise M. Hoge]

      Speaking in Simile [by Charise M. Hoge]

      “It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way”––Christopher Morley Similes are the stuff of…yoga. In a given yoga class, you can liken to a tree, an eagle, a fish…
      - 12 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:46pm -
    • newChoreography of emotion: Jann Gallois + 4 dance “Quintette” [by Paul Tracy Danison]

      Choreography of emotion: Jann Gallois + 4 dance “Quintette” [by Paul Tracy Danison]

      Jann Gallois’ choreography focuses on precision in the expression of movement. Maria Fonseca, Jann Gallois, Erik Lobelius, Amaury Réot, Aure Wachter search synchrony (and synchronicity) in “Quintette”. Photo©2017Patrick Berger Seeing the prem…
      - 13 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:06pm -
    • Next Line, Please: The Top Ten

      Next Line, Please: The Top Ten

      Well, folks, we finally have it! The top ten poems of 2017, as voted upon by the contributors to Next Line, Please. No fear: all can be found with a little bit of scrolling! Angela Ball, “The Difference (for G. C. Lichtenberg)”—7 votes Ricky Ra…
      - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:21pm -
    • Our Sedentary Ways [by Charise M. Hoge]

      Our Sedentary Ways [by Charise M. Hoge]

      We are civilized, and we take our seats––a lot. Many of us are compensating for all this sitting by working out. We task our bodies to exercise, all in the quest for balance and fitness. It’s a noble quest, yet…what is our relationship with o…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:28pm -
    • Elizabeth / this is your life. Get up and look for color [by Laurence Goldstein]

      Elizabeth / this is your life. Get up and look for color [by Laurence Goldstein]

      Next week, as we all know, Elizabeth Alexander (left) will read a poem composed for the occasion at the inauguration of Barack Obama. The welcome mat is being extended by communities beyond the sphere of constant poetry-readers. George W. Bush disdai…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:16am -
    • Quote of the Day: "Blazing forth and muddling through." Philip Roth on 50-plus years as a writer

      Quote of the Day:  "Blazing forth and muddling through." Philip Roth on 50-plus years as a writer

      C.M. Looking back, how do you recall your 50-plus years as a writer? P.R. Exhilaration and groaning. Frustration and freedom. Inspiration and uncertainty. Abundance and emptiness. Blazing forth and muddling through. The day-by-day repertoire of oscil…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
    • We All Belong...to Dance [by Charise M. Hoge]

      We All Belong...to Dance [by Charise M. Hoge]

      People have signature moves, which collapses the argument that you can’t or don’t dance. There’s a proscenium that is not a dance floor––it’s wherever you exist in space, with weight, timing and energy. Rudolph Laban codified these four a…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:00am -
    • Charise M. Hoge, Guest Author January 15-19

      Charise M. Hoge, Guest Author January 15-19

      This week we welcome Charise M. Hoge, MA, MSW, as our guest author. Charise is a dance/movement therapist, performing artist, and writer. Her work in arts and healing has brought wellness programs into hospitals, prisons, counseling centers, museums,…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:11am -
    • Full of Strange Experience: Seven Brief Reviews by Dante Di Stefano

      Full of Strange Experience: Seven Brief Reviews by Dante Di Stefano

      Swarm Queen’s Crown Stephanie Adams-Santos Fathom Books, 2016 Stephanie Adams-Santos’ collection of finely-wrought, barbed, numinous lyric poems weaves from “a few warbled jags of wind” a laurel for all searchers enthralled and menaced by the…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 5:59pm -

    Tuesday Poem

    • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
      - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
    • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
      - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
    • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
      - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
    • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
      - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
    • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
      - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
    • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
      - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
    • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
      - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
    • Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
      - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

    Poetry & Blindfolds

    • Stupid God Damn Bird

      Stupid God Damn Bird

      Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
      - 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
    • “Help!” she cried.

      “Help!” she cried.

      While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
      - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
    • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
      - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
    • Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

      Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

      The picture here is of the house that I grew up in, in the sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet of Morris, Illinois, some seventy miles southwest and some twenty years behind Chicago. Of Morris, some short remarks can be made to illustrate the … Continue…
      - 31 Jan 17, 7:04pm -
    • Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

      Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

      Angela Newland was my first love. In that obscure corner of the brain devoted to such things, she looks the same as she did once upon a time: wispy blonde hair, blue eyes, slightly pointy chin, warm and confident smile. … Continue reading →
      - 25 Jan 17, 3:35pm -
    PopMuse

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