poem of the week

“He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem,” Part 2

August 20, 2014
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Brian Fanelli continues his discussion of Langston Hughes’s work, Jazz, sound and Harlem.

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Poem of the Week: Meg Ronan

July 11, 2014
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EPITHALAMION FOR OUTLAWS: ACE HIPORST

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Poem of the Week: Nikki Wallschlaeger

June 6, 2014
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Sonnet 3, 10, 15

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Poem of the Week: cris cheek

May 25, 2014
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  Usage else makeup without pretty retweeted without personal notes retweeted without notes without personnel retweeting personal doubt is else bulling me typing retweeted. I can’t speak for myself i can’t tweet. I cannot speak of an illness I cannot speak a chance dogging the title unwoken else used i make Bully negated retweeted.   […]

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Poem of the Week: Amanda J. Bradley

April 25, 2014
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Swallowed Whole Recently, on vacation, I saw a blue heron catch and eat a fish. In its middle, the fish was a good deal larger than the heron’s slender neck. Looking out subway windows, sparks fly, light up graffiti tags in this dark, rat-infested tunnel I am hurtling through. Ideas leap to mind: violence, poverty, […]

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Poem of the Week: Jeff Rath

April 19, 2014
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On This Side

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Poem of the Week: Maria Mazziotti Gillan

April 11, 2014
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Watching the Pelican Die On TV, I watch the pelican with its mouth wide open, its wings and body coated with oil. Is it screaming? I do not hear the sound and since this is a photograph, I don’t know if it was caught in that mouth-stretched howl when it died or if it’s howling […]

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Poem of the Week: Christine Gelineau

April 4, 2014

Bliss

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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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