Monthly Archives: December 2014

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MOTHER NIGHT

MOTHER NIGHT By James Weldon Johnson Eternities before the first-born day, Or ere the first sun fledged his wings of flame, Calm Night, the everlasting and the same, A brooding mother over chaos lay. And whirling suns shall blaze and … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE GLAD HAND OF GOD POINTS BACKWARDS

From THE GLAD HAND OF GOD POINTS BACKWARDS By Rachel Mennies: HOW GRANDMOTHER PAID HER PASSAGE TO NEW YORK One by one her mother sold her silver spoons and heirloom bracelets; goodbye, porcelain bear, silk blouses, patent-leather Mary Janes, the … Continue reading

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We Can’t Breathe

We Can’t Breathe Cleveland high-school students respond to state violence. An introduction from teacher and project coordinator Sarah Marcus: I never wanted to be a teacher. It took some weathering to arrive here. Years of resisting the inevitable. Growing up, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SALLY BLIUMIS-DUNN

By Sally Bliumis-Dunn: THEIR NAMES Like a rain I feel but cannot see, the names of the dead, falling. Silences I hear between first names, middle, last are slivers of empty air between lines of rain. I want to be … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LESLIE CONTRERAS SCHWARTZ

By Leslie Contreras Schwartz: LABOR PANTOUM We climb, all legs and hands clutching for each other’s eyes that we cannot see. Before I see you, I have met you. Clutching for each other’s eyes & faces, your moon-shape up to … Continue reading

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In Using My Voice and Social Media Platforms More Effectively (step two)

In Using My Voice and Social Media Platforms More Effectively (step two) by Perry Janes *A version of this originally appeared as a post on the author’s Facebook page. It’s reprinted here with permission.   There are people on my newsfeed … Continue reading

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Melissa Studdard: A Micro-Interview and Three Poems

Melissa Studdard’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was recently released by Saint Julian Press. She is also the author of the best­selling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah; its companion journal, My Yehidah (both on All Things That Matter Press); and The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her … Continue reading

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