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  • 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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,…
    - 72 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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 -
  • On Advocacy & Disability in the Creative Writing Community

    On Advocacy & Disability in the Creative Writing Community

    I don't usually bother checking the stats for this blog, but I was curious about my last post, which was shared among the community of those who attended the recent AWP Conference, predominantly writers and teachers of creative writing. 3,500+ views!…
    - 14 Feb 17, 10:16am -
  • So (If) You're Going to AWP

    So (If) You're Going to AWP

    You registered. You bought the plane ticket. You packed the bag (nope, just kidding, you still need to do the laundry before you can pack the bag). You paired up with the writer you hope you still like after four days of sharing a hotel room.Or: May…
    - 8 Feb 17, 5:30am -
  • Cultivating Space in 2017

    Cultivating Space in 2017

    Our apartment has gotten messy over this past year. The mess is for all the right reasons. The cat's perching corner is crowded with holiday cards from our friends and family. My husband has gotten music and more music. I've gotten books and more bo…
    - 31 Dec 16, 4:08pm -
  • Brand-new Paperback and...Videopoems!

    Brand-new Paperback and...Videopoems!

    As a teenager, I played SimCity. Obsessively. I went to a high school for science and technology. I used to look for any excuse to design a flyer; I built my own website (and have rebuilt it three times over). In other words, there is a part of me th…
    - 6 Dec 16, 8:25am -
  • Variations on Self-Care

    Variations on Self-Care

    When I saw the advertisement for a "soup subscription," I thought Yes! Soup. This is the right time of year for that. After the elections, a local poet-friend sent a note to all in which our need to gather, vex, and rally was entirely summed up in…
    - 29 Nov 16, 3:03pm -

Magma Poetry

    PBS: Poetry

    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 Foundation

    Poetry Magazine

    • Windows

      Windows

      Read this poemby Sumita Chakraborty from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • From “Oil”

      From “Oil”

      Read this poemby Fatimah Asghar from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Perihelion: A History of Touch

      Perihelion: A History of Touch

      Read this poemby Franny Choi from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Nice Neighbors

      Nice Neighbors

      Read this poemby Elaine Equi from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • A World of Daughters

      A World of Daughters

      Read this poemby Yusef Komunyakaa from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Queerodactyl

      Queerodactyl

      Read this poemby Roy G. Guzmán from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Nighttime

      Nighttime

      Read this poemby Yusef Komunyakaa from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Balm & Lamentation

      Balm & Lamentation

      Read this poemby Anne Waldman from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Dead Reckoning III

      Dead Reckoning III

      Read this poemby Yusef Komunyakaa from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    • Blockheads Thinking

      Blockheads Thinking

      Read this poemby Elaine Equi from the November 2017 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00am -
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback
    Emergency Comeback

    The Best American Poetry

    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

    About PopMuse

    A curated aggregation of musings from across the land and of different subject matters for the scanoholics.