Monthly Archives: June 2016


Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s feature, Saturday Poetry Series favorites Erin Lyndal Martin and Elana Bell introduced me to two more fabulous mermaid poems. These poems have been swimming through my mind all week, and are too fantastic … Continue reading

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The Rooftop in Islamabad by Yasmeen Qasimi

I don’t know my real birthday. December 31, 1997 is the date the United States of America gave me. My mom and brother got the same birthday. When I was born in Afghanistan, Russia was invading our country. I never … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Shelley Puhak

Stalin, alone At the Tbilisi seminary, suspended for reading Victor Hugo, he wrote as all seventeen-year-olds do, of violets, icy peaks and blue firmament, wrote a poem to the moon:           .With outstretched arms, I shall … Continue reading

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