Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sunday Poetry Series Presents: Raul Clement

AFFLICTED by Raul Clement Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin, Ranitidine— the names remind me of distant stars whose light I will never see or else just what they are, wishes instead of cures. The doctor sticks a gloved finger up my ass with … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: While I am often harping on how poetry is a dying art and how hardly anyone reads poetry in America today, the Poetry Foundation is out there actually doing something to try to be the change I want … Continue reading

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Friday Poetry Series Presents: Walt Whitman

Excerpt from the Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman The fluency and ornaments of the finest poems or music or orations or recitations are not independent but dependent. All beauty comes from beautiful blood … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry Series

A Hot Minute by Okla Elliott -for S.P. What a strange phrase. We’ll stop by the bar for a hot minute, you say, or: Talk with me for a hot minute. As if what I had to say was so … Continue reading

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THE GLASS by Sharon Olds I think of it with wonder now, the glass of mucus that stood on the table next to my father all weekend. The cancer is growing fast in his throat now, and as it grows … Continue reading

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Friday Poetry Series Presents: Srikanth Reddy

Corruption by Srikanth Reddy I am about to recite a psalm that I know. Before I begin, my expectation extends over the entire psalm. Once I have begun, the words I have said remove themselves from expectation & are now … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry Series Presents: Andrea Scarpino

HOVER by Andrea Scarpino The research shows that the self can be detached from the body and can live a phantom existence on its own, as in an out-of-body experience, or it can be felt outside of personal space, as … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: I will neither say that poetry is a dead nor a dying art. Okay, if you are a dedicated reader of this Saturday Poetry Series, you are able to quote me as saying that today’s is a world … Continue reading

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Living in the Dollar-Amount Democracy

Living in the Dollar-Amount Democracy by Okla Elliott Depending on how cynical we are, we will admit that the US government and American culture as a whole are either mostly or entirely controlled by the heavy influence of corporations. It … Continue reading

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Practical Food for a Practical Future: A Review of Michael M. Bell’s “Farming For Us All.”

by Liam Hysjulien Last year Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry—two eminent figures within the environmental and sustainable agricultural movement—wrote that “our present ways of agriculture are not sustainable, and so our food supply is not sustainable.” If these authors’ predictions … Continue reading

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