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Dailies 10/10/17: a kite, nostalgia, sorrow, & the puppet-maker

William Logan – The Box Kite

The lift, the very lift and pull of it!
They’d wasted the summer morning,

father and son in the devil’s… 171 more words

1st NY Times pick by Terrance Hayes

Shara McCallum – Memory

I bruise the way the most secreted,
most tender part of a thigh exposed
purples then blues. No spit-shine shoes,
I’m dirt you can’t wash from your feet. 6 more words

MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum's Poetics

Thrilled to share that “MADWOMAN: A Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics,” which I co-curated with Derrilyn Morrison for Poetry International, went live today! This forum is comprised of an introduction by Derrilyn Morrison and essays by Michela A. 54 more words



“In the country where she lives, which is no country, the madwoman maps desire’s coordinates onto her body.” – Shara McCallum

Hi friends! Thanks so much for your patience last Sunday!

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Poetry Reviews

Poem of the Week: "To Red," by Shara McCallum

To Red

I’ve been wrong about you so long.

You’re not the colour of war

on Kingston streets. When you stain

you become rust. You cheat… 120 more words


Dailies 2/11/17: a long marriage, a fable, a fair, & the torching of an orchard

Orchard – Susan Millar DuMars 

I torched our orchard last night.
The first flames were feathers
fallen from some bright,
fabled bird.

Read rest of poem  89 more words

Review of Shara McCallum’s “Mad Woman”

In “Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman” (Susumba), Yashika Graham reviews Shara McCallum’s fifth poetry collection, Mad Woman (Peepal Tree Press), which was launched on December 11, 2016, at the Neville Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. 361 more words