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  • Odd & Ends & Giblets

    Odd & Ends & Giblets

    Remember when a blog post would just be a round-up of whatever one happened to be experiencing at the moment? I miss those "everything and the kitchen sink" posts. They're a big part of why I still feel so close to a cohort of poets who came up toget…
    - 82 days ago, 30 Nov 19, 2:07pm -
  • World Series Champions

    World Series Champions

    My Dad and I have been going to baseball games together for a long time. Long enough that my early memories are of driving up to Baltimore, parking on the other side of the train tracks and walking to Camden Yards, and coming back to find the pennies…
    - 31 Oct 19, 11:01am -
  • Echoes

    Echoes

    One month exactly after losing our cat, Whisky, I had a good if tiring Tuesday that culminated in leading the MFA poetry workshop at American University. Many folks were absent--it's that time of the semester--so we let out a little early, which mean…
    - 16 Oct 19, 2:44pm -
  • Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    When we adopted, her name was explained has having been a change from "Whizzer." Courtesy her first owner, who had passed away, leaving a nine-year old cat who no one in the family was willing to adopt. The folks at the Montgomery County shelter f…
    - 8 Sep 19, 9:56pm -
  • August, August

    August, August

    I wasn't expecting this to be the type of summer that got one big end-of-season post, but here we are. Even if one experiences a temporarily happy moment these days, coming to social media--and a shared news cycle--tells us that things are very much…
    - 19 Aug 19, 4:47pm -
  • Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    I've been back from Ireland for almost a month. There have been so many welcomes back--buying coneflowers and basil to plant on the balcony, cooking spicy dinners, a few long phone conversations, petting the kitty x 10, sifting through my books on th…
    - 21 May 19, 5:51pm -
  • Save the .4%! (Or: The Autonomy of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Is Under Attack. Artist Grants Are Being Targeted. Here's What You Need to Know.)
    ANOTHER UPDATE:"Mayor Muriel Bowser Wants Big Changes for the City's Arts Commission"And that has many people in the arts community on edge.Washington City Paper's comprehensive overview of how we've gotten here, with many thanks to Matt Cohen and K…
    - 21 May 19, 1:45pm -
  • Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Strange to navigate the busy waters of the Cork International Poetry Festival, and then the very next week--from a distance, via social media--watch writers navigate the even busier waters of the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. I managed to photo…
    - 1 Apr 19, 12:34pm -
  • The Road to Cork

    The Road to Cork

    The universe knew I needed a change. I love DC, but I have been soul-weary. So when the call came from the director of the Munster Literature Centre (an actual phone call) asking if I would take on the John Montague Poetry Fellowship, I said yes. I…
    - 2 Mar 19, 3:08pm -
  • January Tidings

    January Tidings

    I made black-eyed peas on New Year's day. I'd need every bit of good luck I could get, since the next day held a fourteen-hour hell-drive straight to Tampa, arriving in time to teach with my MFA program's residency. Nothing says "fancy life of a poet…
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:36am -

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    Poetry 24

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      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 Magazine

    • Fingers on a Gay Man

      Fingers on a Gay Man

      Read this poemby Zach Linge from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 19 days ago, 1 Feb 20, 1:00am -
    • The Mentor

      The Mentor

      Read this poemby Gabrielle Bates from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • An Envelope

      An Envelope

      Read this poemby Jack Underwood from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • For Baron B.

      For Baron B.

      Read this poemby Zach Linge from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • Bruh

      Bruh

      Read this poemby Jesus Govea from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • More Than Meat and Raiment

      More Than Meat and Raiment

      Read this poemby Angela Jackson from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • One Day I Suddenly Notice ...1

      One Day I Suddenly Notice ...1

      Read this poemby Daisy Fried from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • The Burning

      The Burning

      Read this poemby Liz Berry from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • Noah Hoarse

      Noah Hoarse

      Read this poemby Terese Svoboda from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
    • Fish and Friend

      Fish and Friend

      Read this poemby Virginia Keane from the February 2020 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:00am -
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    The Best American Poetry

    • newMet Percent: Week Sixteen [by Alec Bernstein]

      Met Percent: Week Sixteen [by Alec Bernstein]

      And Away We Go Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon, ca. 1784, Clodion (Claude Michel) French, gallery 552. I had walked by this exuberant monument proposal without at first seeing its story. Consider this marvel:…
      - 14 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 7:00pm -
    • newValeria Giuga. How’s a 60s rockstar to be done on Airstrip One? [by Tracy Danison]

      Valeria Giuga. How’s a 60s rockstar to be done on Airstrip One? [by Tracy Danison]

      Valeria Giuga, “Rockstar” © Patrick Berger – Atelier de Paris I found myself feeling slightly shamed to be clapping so hard and enthusiastically at the finish of Valeria Giuga’s clever and thoughtful dance performance Rockstar at Atelier de…
      - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:25pm -
    • new"Everyone Says I Should Write a Love Poem" [by Didi Jackson]

      "Everyone Says I Should Write a Love Poem" [by Didi Jackson]

      Editor's note: this week we are highlighting some of the works appearing in the new issue of Literary Matters edited by Ryan Wilson. Click here for the table of contents. Everyone Says I Should Write a Love Poem but I am too busy. My dog is too loyal…
      - 18 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:11pm -
    • newPoetry in Times of Oppression/Virtual Poetry fest in honor of Ernesto Cardenal [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      Poetry in Times of Oppression/Virtual Poetry fest in honor of Ernesto Cardenal [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      Poetry in Times of Oppression/Virtual Poetry fest in honor of Ernesto Cardenal As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting, for the second year in a row, the International Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua, now in its 16th edition, will take place on…
      - 24 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 9:09am -
    • from "Literary Matters": "In Memoriam" [by Chester Johnson]

      from "Literary Matters": "In Memoriam" [by Chester Johnson]

      from the current issue of Literary Matters, ed. Ryan Wilson. >> for more of this piece by J. Chester Johnson, please link here. Johnson has written extensively on race and civil rights. Several of his writings are part of the J. Chester Johnson Colle…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 4:04pm -
    • Poetry and Oppresion [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      Poetry and Oppresion [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      Poetry and oppression Image: https://havanatimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/12022018-PoesiaPort-Roberto-Fonseca-La-Prensa.jpg In 2017, I was invited to participate in the thirteenth annual International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua. The…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 8:30am -
    • Fashion and Beauty with Poetess Vinny: How to Attract That Special Someone [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      Fashion and Beauty with Poetess Vinny: How to Attract That Special Someone [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but I know that many of you are still aching to grab the attention of that special someone, the person who will support you, challenge you, and ultimately, change your life forever. So if you are looking to impres…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 12:30pm -
    • “The New Colossus” Translation Project [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      “The New Colossus” Translation Project [by Mihaela Moscaliuc]

      “The New Colossus” Translation Project (spearheaded by Alicia Ostriker, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Tess O’Dwyer and to be hosted by AJHS) This past summer, faculty and students in the M.F.A Program at Drew University honored the formidable Alicia O…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 9:03am -
    • Mihaela Moscaliuc, Guest Author February 17-21

      Mihaela Moscaliuc, Guest Author February 17-21

      photo © Valentin Moscaliuc This week we welcome Mihaela Moscaliuc as our guest author. Mihaela was born and raised in Romania. She is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 5:07pm -
    • "Come Rain or Come Shine" with Eileen Farrell & Leonard Bernstein

      "Come Rain or Come Shine" with Eileen Farrell & Leonard Bernstein

      For Valentine’s Day tomorrow I recommend Come Rain or Come Shine with born-today Eileen Farrell proving an opera singer can sing great jazz and Leonard Bernstein proving he could have been a contender in the jazz piano arena Eileen Farrell (1920-20…
      - 5 days ago, 15 Feb 20, 3:38pm -

    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

    • “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      Spoilers ahead. Plus, the picture here is a spoiler, so there’s that. “Nick” is a short film I put together in mid-April 2018. The concept – that of a realtor using an in-home hostage as an amenity to sell a … Continue reading →
      - 29 May 18, 11:14am -
    • Something To Fall Back On

      Something To Fall Back On

      “You can do your act-y thing as much as you want, but always have something to fall back on.” I cannot quite remember which wise, shadowy, looming and spirit-broken role model intoned this to me when I was a child. … Continue reading →
      - 9 Apr 18, 9:24am -
    • 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 -
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