Monthly Archives: March 2012

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: AMBER FLORA THOMAS

MAGICIAN By Amber Flora Thomas To the conjurer of rabbits out of black hats, the escapist down to his final act of vanishing beneath fifty pounds of chains, you are born. To his legacy of tricks and Houdini-style metamorphosis just … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LI-YOUNG LEE

By Li-Young Lee: THE GIFT To pull the metal splinter from my palm my father recited a story in a low voice. I watched his lovely face and not the blade. Before the story ended, he’d removed the iron sliver … Continue reading

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The Possible Is Monstrous: A Book Review

The Possible Is Monstrous: A Book Review by Okla Elliott [The following review originally appeared in The Southeast Review.] The Possible Is Monstrous by Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt (translated by Daniele Pantano) Black Lawrence Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-9826228-1-0 $17.00 Swiss author Friedrich … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PEGGY SHUMAKER

BEYOND WORDS, THIS LANGUAGE By Peggy Shumaker The morning I was born                        you held my hand. The morning you died                        I held your hand. What’s left                        to forgive? Today’s poem appears in Gnawed Bones (Red Hen Press, 2010), and appears … Continue reading

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PETER GABEL

Untitled drawing by Richard Diebenkorn, ink on paper, c 1949-1955. FROM INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS TO THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A NEW VISION OF JUSTICE by Peter Gabel Like a rose that has sprouted in a weed garden and induced the weeds to … Continue reading

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What I Have Lived For

[The following is the prologue to Bertrand Russell’s autobiography, which I recommend very highly to any lover of philosophy, twentieth century history, and lively characters. Russell was one of the greatest minds the human species has produced, and he has … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BONNIE ARNING

DEATH LONG DISTANCE By Bonnie Arning The night you died I tried to find a sign of your passing. Something obvious: dry leaves swept up in a dust devil, a spider the red of your hair. It was you who … Continue reading

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