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Ecstatic instances: Why write. Why read.

Reading poems by Larry Levis and Ocean Vuong these past few weeks. Different backgrounds, different cultures, one young, one dead quite young. But I find their work does similar things for me. 424 more words

WORDS

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Words are just words
Until somebody listens

What else do we really have?

If the words themselves

Do not exist

We can never say… 100 more words

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We’re always grateful when gorgeous, deep, necessary work comes our way, or when a fascinating person chooses to spend time talking with us. And this journal is our opportunity to share that work, and those conversations, with readers who get it, people who need it. 235 more words

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Something told the wild geese
It was time to go,
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered, “snow.”

Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed, 46 more words

"Where Lizzie Lived/A Haunted Tale" by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

The chimney’s tumbled down, old doors

pout from hinges, rotting floors

grumble slightly as we’re walking.

               Do you hear Miss Lizzie talking?

Steps have crumbled, that’s not all, 71 more words

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"The Nose" by J. Patrick Lewis

The bat clings to the ceiling above,

Wrapped in wings like a hand in a glove,

Too afraid to expose

To his neighbors a nose… 10 more words

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"My Memories of the Nicaraguan Revolution" by Eugenio Alberto Cano Correa

A tear streaming from my eye,

Running through a field seeking refuge,

A road lined with bullet shells instead of pebbles,

An empty wheelbarrow stained red, 26 more words

Favorite Poems