Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Murder

. A Murder By Ruth Bavetta   A Murder Crescendo of crows, sinister as black umbrellas preening around an open grave, conclave of shadows, damascene of dark. Where gilded flickers filled the air, there is only this enormous darkness. Trees … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RHIANNON CONLEY

MURMUR by Rhiannon Conley “Did You Know? You can swim through the aorta of a blue whale.” I watched as two children swam, their soft hands like fins pushing themselves out of the open chamber of the imagined whale’s red … Continue reading

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Mania Makes Me A Better Poet

. Mania Makes Me A Better Poet By Daniel Crocker   I paced up and down the front porch on a rare, cool Missouri night. “The government wants me to take pills,” I told my wife. She asked why, but … Continue reading

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Two Ghazals

Two Ghazals By Mike James . Cowboys & Cinderellas I’m waiting for the apocalypse or the rapture. In the meantime, I’m reading Stein. Also, growing cabbages, Watching John Wayne movies, while I paint my nails. Some people pretend to live … Continue reading

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The Mark Twain Speech

. The Mark Twain Speech By John Dorsey . The Mark Twain Speech for mark mcclane you talk about frontiers that only dead men & drunks can see not about the blood & sweat that goes into words that won’t … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EMILY BLAIR

By Emily Blair: Today’s poems previously appeared in cream city review (vol. 41.1) and Indiana Review (vol. 39, no.1) and appear here today with permission from the poet. Emily Blair’s poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast, Sixth Finch, Juked, Indiana … Continue reading

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The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

. The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock . The genius of The Incredible Hulk is that everyone can identify with him. All people have a reservoir of anger inside them, and we all … Continue reading

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