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Lies I Told about Father

Lies I Told about Father

By Bunkong Tuon

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in a series of poems about the immigrant experience in America. 360 more words


Jacob Scheier's more to keep us warm

I read Jacob Scheier’s more to keep us warm during some of the coldest days of winter and as I re-collect my thoughts today, the sun of mid-spring is doing a reasonable job of making those winter days a quiet memory.  826 more words


Writing Tips

  1. Read
  2. Get drunk*
  3. Edit sober

*off your poison of choice (e.g., alcohol, love, sadness, life, grief, people, nature, music)

Here’s something I learned today: the famous quote “write drunk, edit sober” is often misattributed as Ernest Hemingway’s. 654 more words

Writing Prompt

Not Giving a Shit- The People Look Like Flowers at Last, Charles Bukowski

First read (and reread again and again) in Grade 11 in 2010/2011 this book was influential in sparking my love for Bukowski and writing my own stylistically unique poetry. 1,162 more words


The Icecream People

the lady has me temporarily off the bottle
and now the pecker stands up
however, things change overnight–
instead of listening to Shostakovich and… 241 more words


A Poem for the Preakness

In celebration of Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, I thought I would offer a horse racing-themed poem inspired by Charles Bukowski and his penchant for betting on the ponies. 434 more words