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Poems of the Week

Poem of the Week

March 28, 2014
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Prayer for Topaz, 1942 Dear God, Mom said you are busy and don’t have time to listen to a little 8-year-old Negro girl from North Carolina and her foolishness, like praying for a box of candy. That would be selfish. But if it’s really important she said, then I should take it to you in […]

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Poem of the Week: Ned Balbo

March 21, 2014
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First Thaw

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Poem of the Week: Loren Kleinman

March 14, 2014
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At Fifteen I measured time in cigarettes. Underneath the underpass I popped reds and dropped blues next to sucked off Popsicle sticks. I straddled the concrete curb and anointed the night with love. I was alive— snorting coke in abandoned homes where pigeon shit painted the floor white. I ripped off loose wood and climbed […]

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Poem of the Week: Tony Morris

March 11, 2014
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There’ll Be Heartache

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Poem of the Week: Yinka Rose Reed-Nolan

February 28, 2014
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Innocence

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Poem of the Week: Airek Beauchamp

February 21, 2014
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Leatherbar in Louisville

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Poem of the Week: KM Armstrong

February 14, 2014
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To My Brother

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Poem of the Week: Jessica Abel

February 7, 2014
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Special Education

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Poem of the Week: Ariana Nadia Nash

January 31, 2014
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“To Hold the Body in my Hand” & “Unnamed”

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Poem(s) of the Week: Mark Leidner

January 24, 2014
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Those early poems struck me for how they treated absurd corners of cultural ephemera with the utmost seriousness, and in a vernacular language that seamlessly ascended to momentary heights of poetic beauty.

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Poem of the Week: Jay Thompson

January 17, 2014
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Five poems from Winter

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Poem of the Week: Mark Conway

January 10, 2014
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in the orchard

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Poem of the Week: Rich Armstrong

January 3, 2014
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Usual Resistance

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Poem(s) of the Week: Alfred Corn

December 27, 2013
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La Luz Azul & St. Anthony in the Desert

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Poem(s) of the Week: Kathryn Levy

December 20, 2013
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Becoming Angels & Wedding

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Poem(s) of the Week: Kazim Ali

December 13, 2013
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The Prayer, The Fortieth Day, & Open House

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