Monthly Archives: January 2016

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy

Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy by Chase Dimock The above image is of Bernie’s declaration of a “Gay Pride Day” in Burlington, VT in 1985. I was born in 1985, which means that … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: STATE OF GRACE: THE JOSHUA ELEGIES

From STATE OF GRACE: THE JOSHUA ELEGIES By Alexis Rhone Fancher: DYING YOUNG Midnight, and again I’m chasing sleep: its fresh-linen smell and deep sinking, but when I close my eyes I see my son, closing his eyes. I’m afraid … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RUMI

OUT BEYOND IDEAS By Rumi Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the … Continue reading

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Why I Am Voting for Bernie Sanders

by Vishal Bakshi Bernie Sanders understands that privilege is not free. College tuition. Healthcare. Citizenship. Quality of life. These privileges have a price tag. Americans are taught from an early age that our worth is measured in the amount of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A WINTER POEM BY ALFRED AUSTIN

MY WINTER ROSE By Alfred Austin Why did you come when the trees were bare? Why did you come with the wintry air? When the faint note dies in the robin’s throat, And the gables drip and the white flakes … Continue reading

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Kevin Pilkington Poetry Feature

What interests me most about Kevin Pilkington’s work is its range of content and tone. He can be serious and humorous with equal skill, and often in the same poem. His subject matters are human sexuality, human frailty, and post-modern … Continue reading

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