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Reading: Cryptozoa by James Tate

Today a 1969 poem by Missouri-born James Tate (1943-2014) who once said that “If you laughed earlier in the poem, and I bring you close to tears in the end, that’s the best.” I read this poem because it shows the magic of language and absurdity that Tate handled well: 525 more words

Poetry

Week 1 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Luke Smith

A Reflective State is a contemporary vision of poetry and spoken-word verse. Provoking both thought and reaction, this collection of minimalist, emotive works offers a clean cut approach to the written word. 138 more words

Week 52 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. 241 more words

Christmas 2017 UK Chapbook Chart - Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. 238 more words

The Search For Lost Lives

I was chasing this blue butterfly down
the road when a car came by and clipped me.
It was nothing serious, but it angered me and… 197 more words

Happy As The Day In Long

I take the long walk up the staircase to my secret room.
Today’s big news: they found Amelia Earhart’s shoe, size 9.
1992: Charlie Christian is bebopping at Minton’s in 1941. 324 more words

The Wrong Way Home

All night a door floated down the river.
It tried to remember little incidents of pleasure
from its former life, like the time the lovers… 138 more words