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One instance when it's ok to steal from poets

Q: When is it okay to steal work from poets?

A: When you’re writing a cento, which is a poem made out of lines from other poems. 120 more words


In Which I Meet More Writers

I’ve been so caught up in the looming elections that I forgot to tell you about Saturday!

Saturday was the last day of the Second Annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival.   238 more words


Spectacle: Possession

I am always burying something:
cardinals with shattered wings,
orange peels, smell of your dress
as it dries on the windowsill.

You come to me bearing… 84 more words


3 & 12 by Simone Muench

3: the arsonist

(starring brandi h)

Her calendar charm kick-starts men’s lips while her wrists drip with doorbells. When the doctor gazed at her, a nurse parade passed in his head. 326 more words

Augury Books

I Have an Orange Crush

In her newest collection of poetry, Orange Crush, Simone Muench devotes an entire section to the Orange Girls.  According to the back jacket of the book, “In the seventeenth century, the closest a woman ever got to a theater was just outside the door, selling sweet “china” oranges at sixpence each — or maybe herself — to the audience.”    These girls, we later find out, were viewed as just a little better than common prostitutes.     529 more words

Poetry Books

Deceptive Yet Ultimately Fitting: James Reiss on Simone Muench's Orange Crush

Orange Crush, Simone Muench, Sarabande Books, 2010

On first looking into Simone Muench’s “Orange Crush,” I can’t say that I felt like stout Cortez staring out at the Pacific. 1,478 more words

Poetry Review