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A Doll for Throwing-- ie, poetry perplexes me.

But in a good way, I guess? To be fair, I’ve never been a big poetry reader– here and there, it’s alright, but I can’t even tell you my favorite poet… because I don’t really have one? 473 more words

Short story: Road Trips by David Sedaris, listened to on the Selected Shorts podcast, from May 2017. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Filming the Doomsday Clock by Mary Jo Bang, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from April 2017. 24 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Open Heart Surgery by Mary Jo Bang | Poem No. 13 (NPM2017)


Open Heart Surgery

By Mary Jo Bang



I watched while one man’s heart filled the hand

of another. I noticed the inviolate pulsing

envied the sheer tenacity. 115 more words

Poetry

Weeklies

‘Independently Blue’

Julien Poirier

It’s easy to fly a flag when you live in a nice house
in a beautiful city.
Things have worked out nicely for you, 242 more words

I realized I was part machine, part primitive

The Human Figure in a Dress
Mary Jo Bang

Naked or not, I’m a costume that moves, figurine with a face that changes. You could call me a mood. 157 more words

Poetry

Mary Jo Bang

Now I predict the future / merely by listening to echoes. A slamming door / can tell you everything you need to know. It’s not a trick / only a simple matter of wisdom, an obsessive attention / to dreams. 14 more words

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