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Poetry and Pregnancy

by Emily Vogel Poetry and Poetics
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I am roughly five months along, as I am writing this.

Why Poetry is Sometimes Not Enough

by Emily Vogel Writing
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This evening at Catholic mass, while everyone bowed their heads to pray, I asked Jesus not only to help me be good to my husband and my family, but also what he thought about my poetry. I heard a voice, perhaps in my head, or perhaps funneled out the church ceiling which said, “your poetry will touch a few hearts, but it won’t help you in heaven.”

On Poetry and Loss, Part 2

by Joe Weil Memoir
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I sometimes think African American “cool” and Irish humor developed out of an awareness of the truth that life is not merciful.

Poem of the Week: Robert Kelly

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Poem for Easter]