Tag Archives: Love Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GILI HAIMOVICH

AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SOFTNESS By Gili Haimovich People are still flirting with trying to look younger, to make each other laugh. Their existence is softened by the luxuries of having some time, some needs, met. People are still eager, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: IN THE ABSENCE

From IN THE ABSENCE By Dara Barnat: IMPRINT I hear you’re gone and I fall with you. In that place part of me stays, like a hand in clay, even as I make rice for dinner, boil water, measure the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LEAH UMANSKY

By Leah Umansky: HARD It is hard to quiet the blackberrying pain. The little chronicles, the streaks, and the intimate workings. I will face this by red-winging my truths. I will push my blues into orchids. BALLAD I decided to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SANDRA L. FAULKNER

THE INTERVIEW By Sandra L. Faulkner                    for Sylvia Plath (after “The Applicant”) Can you separate lights from darks, gabardine from linen? Too much bother? I cannot care if your hands are warm like Georgia hot springs capable of sparing my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ABRIANA JETTÉ

LIES OUR MOTHER TOLD US By Abriana Jetté I do not believe in the story of the virgin but in the value of the human: the body — because no matter what you were told that soul is not yours. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KELLY HANSEN MAHER

CO-SLEEPING By Kelly Hansen Maher Accepting the rise and fall of boxcars heaving across the city, our industrial neighborhood. Old neighborhood, in which immigrants, studying for citizenship exams, named the streets in the order of the presidents. Trains make their … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NAN COHEN

A NEWBORN GIRL AT PASSOVER By Nan Cohen Consider one apricot in a basket of them. It is very much like all the other apricots– an individual already, skin and seed. Now think of this day. One you will probably … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JEN LAMBERT

DINNER FOR THE DYING By Jen Lambert When the boy comes inside with blood on his ripe hands and a quiver of pointed explanations on his back, I’m chopping yellow onions. When he says it’s a doe, that she lies … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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