Tag Archives: Peace Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RACHEL HEIMOWITZ

REFRESH By Rachel Heimowitz We raise them in lemons, in buttercream, in cornmeal, we cut the crust off every loaf and serve blueberries to those who can’t abide the crumbs. We let them ride our arms like cowboys, and when … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … 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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HAPPY HIGH HOLIDAYS FROM THE SATURDAY POETRY SERIES

The Saturday Poetry Series will be on hiatus for the Jewish High Holidays while your faithful editor takes a much needed vacation. We will return on Saturday October 3rd. In the mean time, enjoy some Israeli-Palestinian peace poetry!

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DEVIN KELLY

FEAR OF By Devin Kelly We are discussing the roots of things. How phobia means fear of, and we make them up. Bookaphobia. Classroomaphobia. Girlaphobia. I say there will be a quiz. They laugh. It is evening in a small … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KAREN ALKALAY-GUT

By Karen Alkalay-Gut: HER STORY I have never been able to tell her story Sometimes it escapes me, sometimes I am not sure It could really have happened, sometimes I read Different accounts of her demise, or a paragraph From … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JACINTA V. WHITE

STANDING IN COURAGE By Jacinta V. White Dangerous, wanted Endangered, hunted              Majestic Beauty protected Enraged              You, young                           Black man Stand in courage              In love              In honor                           Resurrected              In glory Forget put upon shame Young man stand              In beauty              In strength … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NOMI STONE

By Nomi Stone: WAR GAME, AMERICA The war scenario has: [vegetables stalls], [roaming animals], and [people] in it. The people speak the language of the country we are trying to make into a kinder country. Some of the people over … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: POETRY GENIUS

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in America today, and so today I want to introduce you to the wonder that is … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE MOONS OF AUGUST

FROM THE MOONS OF AUGUST By Danusha Laméris EVE, AFTER Did she know there was more to life than lions licking the furred ears of lambs, fruit trees dropping their fat bounty, the years droning on without argument? Too much … Continue reading

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