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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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At the Harbor Lights Motel After You Return

At the Harbor Lights Motel After You Return By Lynn Houston . In August 2016, while at a writing residency, I met a man who was already supposed to have deployed with his National Guard unit. We were given the … Continue reading

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You Leave and I Can’t Sleep

  You Leave and I Can’t Sleep By Lynn Houston . In August 2016, while at a writing residency, I met a man who was already supposed to have deployed with his National Guard unit. We were given the gift … 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: HOLLY KARAPETKOVA

Song of the Exiles By Holly Karapetkova There never was a garden only a leaving: miles and miles of footprints in the dirt. In the beginning– the shattered sun, the wind, and nothing left but our shadows sifting through the … 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: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … 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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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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