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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NICKY BEER

By Nicky Beer: DEAR BRUCE WAYNE, My parents are dead, too. A dirty, self-cannibalizing Gotham— I also claim it, its city limits built by my skin. I slough and slough, but the city remains. Tell me, if you’d watched your … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ANDREA SHERWOOD

BLACKOUT By Andrea Sherwood I lived a year in a small black box under a barbershop some nights not even an inch of moonshine would sit on the windowsill the room                                    purgatory with no objects no thing save the thick dark … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LAURA READ

RIP, LAURA’S VAGINA By Laura Read Your vagina is beginning to devitalize, the doctor explained, when I asked him why I had had so many urinary tract infections lately. The first thing I thought was that I should say No, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DEEP CALLS TO DEEP

From DEEP CALLS TO DEEP By Jane Medved: WINTER BURIAL For the sky that reaches into its hushed pocket,                                            for the bridle of winter waiting to be released. For the ghost face which slips over everyone,                                            for the tusk of … Continue reading

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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: MARISA CRAWFORD

By Marisa Crawford: I’m too sensitive for this world / this Foot Locker Oh right, the bomb Sorry so boring 300-year-old wiener dog China teacups rimmed in gold Oh right, underwater Backwards somersault, no Outside w/ the flowers Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh like … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Robert Garrett

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus-Donnelly: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, many of these poems are an analysis of gendered, racial personal experience and a study … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: #METOO POETRY

Editor’s Note: As the #metoo movement that originated ten years ago with Tarana Burke reached a critical mass this week, together we bore witness to innumerable traumas. Perhaps, like me, you felt far more than you were able to articulate. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL

From THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL By Jen Karetnick: ADVISE AND CONSENT It seems to fall to men to create disasters and women to mop up after. The first thing people have to forget is their sense of the senatorial desk, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THEY WERE BEARS

From THEY WERE BEARS By Sarah Marcus: PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN BEARS You said you were afraid of bears— we weren’t safe until there was ice along the shoreline. I said we all need trauma, and my heart breaks every … Continue reading

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