Monthly Archives: August 2013

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SARAH PEMBERTON STRONG

By Sarah Pemberton Strong: ANOTHER THING THAT AMAZES ME Is how, on the rush hour subway, everyone harbors beneath their dripping coats a set of genitals. No one can look anyone else in the eye, so obvious is our nakedness … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JOHN GUZLOWSKI

THE WORLD AFTER THE FALL By John Guzlowski Eve stood there for a moment and watched her grace dry up like water. Whatever sunshine had lingered on her skin was gone and when she looked at Adam’s face she wondered … Continue reading

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Between a Rocky and a Hard Place: How Rocky Balboa Taught Your Mom to Fear Black Men and Communism

Between a Rocky and a Hard Place: How Rocky Balboa Taught Your Mom to Fear Black Men and Communism  by Dale Bridges Every generation yearns to understand the one that came before it, if for no other reason than to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TOUCAN NEST BY PEGGY SHUMAKER

FROM TOUCAN NEST Poems of Costa Rica By Peggy Shumaker STRANGLER FIG Cousins, then, the myriad orchids of the mist forest and this towering strangler fig. Both start tenuous life as stowaways tossed aside by wind or wing dropped without … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to North Carolina’s Governor

Dear Governor McCrory: In light of the new law allowing concealed weapons in bars, I’d like to propose to you and your cronies (McCrory’s Cronies has a nice ring, doesn’t it?) a law that would allow open containers at gun … Continue reading

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“Secularism and Compartmentalization” by Kenneth Nichols

Secularism and Compartmentalization by Kenneth Nichols Nearly twenty years ago, my loving father spent some of his evenings coaching my T-ball team in the fields behind Reynolds Elementary. Early in his tenure, he knelt and told me that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PAUL NEMSER

MEETING YOU AFTER CHERNOBYL By Paul Nemser The last frozen day had come and gone, and we were sleeping in the elbows of trees in the elbow of a town, our sutures all sunken together as if we shared one … Continue reading

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