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Dailies 1/23/18

Anaïs Duplan – Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s “George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware”

I have waited all my life to find me find you… 142 more words

Poet Spotlight: Barbara Crooker

This is part of a series highlighting some of the poets anthologized in Poetry of Presence. We thank the poets for providing the material. Today we shine the spotlight on… 241 more words

Poet Spotlight


Praise the light of late November,
the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones.
Praise the crows chattering in the oak trees;
though they are clothed in night, they do not… 256 more words

Last chapter

Summer sings its long song, and all the notes are green.
But there’s a click, somewhere in the middle
of the month, as we reach the turning point, the apex, 132 more words

A Transformation

An amazing transformation

Gavin Wilson took this chair

added detail and pizzazz

and this is the result!

A drowsy silence, hummed by bees, the thunk of an apple… 8 more words


25th reunion :: barbara crooker

A quarter of a century
since we left high school,
and we’ve gathered at a posh restaurant.
A little heavier, a little grayer,
we look for the yearbook pictures… 153 more words