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Featured Works: Week of July 10 (Meditation)

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off

While summer is often considered a time for exploration, it can also be a great time for reflection. This week’s contributors meditate on life, both literally and figuratively. A poem by Jada Yee, “Follow the Recipe,” captures the sort of meditation caused by everyday actions. In a short story by Laurence Levey, “Yidiot,” a man attends a meditation class and comes to some unexpected self-realizations. Lana Bella’s poem, “Facing East on Basho Pond,” evokes a well-known poet with an intensity of...

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Particles of Me

By on May 31, 2015 in Featured, Poetry | Comments Off

Blake discovered the world in a grain of sand, and I am now among those grains, tossed from a blossoming, pale sweaty, soft palm into the darkening surf; my last wishes. I am dissolved within the seaweed and misty, salty air, deep within a child’s sand castle slowly eroded by the high tide; particles of me mixed with coconut oil rubbed into the brown skin of a Brazilian beauty, more of me still at the bottom of a black Labrador’s joyous day of digging. Particles of me follow the rhythm of the tides, taking me on a journey into the deep green and blue ocean currents leaving behind the...

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Molted

By on May 31, 2015 in Cuttings, Featured, Poetry | Comments Off

clinging to a twig with unmoving tiny claws — cicada shell

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High Mountain Melt in Wyoming

By on May 31, 2015 in Featured, Poetry | Comments Off

comes like the evergreen motion of spring, makes this boy       who lives twenty five miles from anyone his age, his own best friend, makes May’s bright blue air…red pools of water                   on red-dirt roads and a mud dirty dog running beside him biting the air in celebration, his reason to be in this sense-                 drenched, sun-warmed spirit of the earth in revolution… sharing the dog’s delight to be alive, singing it in the endless       soprano...

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NaPoWriMo Prompt 6

By on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

For day six of National Poetry Writing Month, we’ve reached “E” in the alphabet, for “Epistle.” An epistle poem is essentially a letter to someone close to the writer. The addressee may be alive or dead, a close friend or family member, or even someone the poet doesn’t actually know. The Poetry Foundation’s page on epistle poems provides several examples. Feel free to share your poem (or a link to your poem) in the...

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NaPoWriMo Prompt 5

By on Apr 5, 2015 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

How have you been doing so far with NaPoWriMo? Have you managed to keep up? If not, perhaps today would be a good day to write some extra poems. Today’s prompt, continuing to the next letter in the alphabet, “D” is for “Dimeter.” This form is fairly simple: to write a poem where each line consists of two poetic feet. You can read an example at the Poetry Foundation’s page on the form. Feel free to share your poem (or a link to your poem) in the comments.

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