Monthly Archives: June 2014

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JENNY SADRE-ORAFAI

KARAJ By Jenny Sadre-Orafai When I miss her, I open my popout map. I spill my face into the streets of Tehran. I hide in Laleh Park. I read street names aloud, like I’m reporting to someone. I pretend I … Continue reading

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Lyn Lifshin: A Micro-Interview and Three Poems

Lyn Lifshin: A Micro-Interview and Three Poems by Okla Elliott and Lyn Lifshin Okla Elliott: You organized A Girl Goes into the Woods by themed sections (autobiography, relationships, family, war poems, and so forth). How did you decide on these … Continue reading

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A Review of Lena Divani’s Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat

A Review of Lena Divani’s Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat Translated from the Greek by Konstantinos Matsoukas By Jennifer Dane Clements Forget, for a moment, the ubiquitous internet cats. Put aside the grumpy one, the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SPLIT

from SPLIT By Cathy Linh Che: THE FUTURE THERAPIST ASKS ABOUT RAPE This morning, I watched a woman shatter the thin ice on the pavement. I made the bed, tucked in the sheets, and in the window, I saw reflected … Continue reading

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Finding Courage: My #YesAllWomen

Finding Courage: My #YesAllWomen by Amy Gigi Alexander In the past few weeks many things happened which influenced my state of mind. Maya Angelou died, and popular media exploded with stories and quotes from her life. The New York Times ran an … Continue reading

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Master of Disaster/Breaking in the Fold

Master of Disaster/Breaking in the Fold by Sabra Embury Passing a glass-walled room, Oscar waved to an orangutan trying on designer jeans. “Use the sandblaster, Tina,” he said into a mike. He pushed a button releasing a snow cone from … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RUMI

THE MINUTE I HEARD MY FIRST LOVE STORY By Rumi The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, Not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. … Continue reading

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