Monthly Archives: March 2017

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOTT

A version of this post was featured on this series in December of 2010. It is being shared here today as As It Ought To Be mourns the loss of our founder. By Okla Elliott: THE IDIOT’S FAITH Three lanterns … Continue reading

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AS IT OUGHT TO BE MOURNS THE LOSS OF OUR FOUNDER

“O Captain! My Captain!” It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Okla Elliot, longtime managing editor, champion, and co-founder of As It Ought To Be died unexpectedly this past weekend. He was far too young, and … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: STACY R. NIGLIAZZO

By Stacy R. Nigliazzo: “Harvesting Her Heart after the Accident” first appeared in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts/Matter Press. All other pieces are previously unpublished. Today’s poems appear here today with permission from the poet. Stacy R. Nigliazzo‘s debut … Continue reading

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Author Conversations: Jenny Drai and Elizabeth J. Colen

  JD: Hi Elizabeth! I thought I’d jump right in and say that as I was reading What Weaponry, which you call a novel in prose poems, and The Green Condition, which you call an essay, I started thinking a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GILI HAIMOVICH

AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SOFTNESS By Gili Haimovich People are still flirting with trying to look younger, to make each other laugh. Their existence is softened by the luxuries of having some time, some needs, met. People are still eager, … Continue reading

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The Social and Spiritual Possibilities of Lent

[The following piece originally appeared at PennLive.com and will be syndicated to several other venues.] The Social and Spiritual Possibilities of Lent by Okla Elliott We do not generally conceive of Lent as a political or social matter. Its central … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ELISE PASCHEN

AFTER THE SQUALL By Elise Paschen In need of air, she unhinged every window, revolving ones downstairs, upstairs skylights, mid-floor French doors, swept into the house the salt-brine, the cricket chirp, the osprey whistle, the sea-current, sound of the Sound, … Continue reading

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