Author Archives: Sivan Butler-Rotholz

About Sivan Butler-Rotholz

Sivan is the Contributing Editor of the Saturday Poetry Series on As It Ought To Be and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. She is a professor, writer, editor, comic artist, and attorney emerita. She is also the founder of Reviving Herstory. Sivan welcomes feedback, poetry submissions, and solicitations of her writing via email at sivan.sf [at] gmail [dot] com.

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: #METOO POETRY

Editor’s Note: As the #metoo movement that originated ten years ago with Tarana Burke reached a critical mass this week, together we bore witness to innumerable traumas. Perhaps, like me, you felt far more than you were able to articulate. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL

From THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL By Jen Karetnick: ADVISE AND CONSENT It seems to fall to men to create disasters and women to mop up after. The first thing people have to forget is their sense of the senatorial desk, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THEY WERE BEARS

From THEY WERE BEARS By Sarah Marcus: PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN BEARS You said you were afraid of bears— we weren’t safe until there was ice along the shoreline. I said we all need trauma, and my heart breaks every … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NEW YEAR’S MORNING

NEW YEAR’S MORNING By Helen Hunt Jackson Only a night from old to new! Only a night, and so much wrought! The Old Year’s heart all weary grew, But said: “The New Year rest has brought.” The Old Year’s hopes … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: WASN’T THAT A MIGHTY STORM

WASN’T THAT A MIGHTY STORM Performed by Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt Editor’s Note: I have been reading Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson, which tells of the Great Storm of 1900. That Category 4 hurricane decimated the town of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A SOLAR ECLIPSE

A SOLAR ECLIPSE By Ella Wheeler Wilcox In that great journey of the stars through space       About the mighty, all-directing Sun,       The pallid, faithful Moon, has been the one Companion of the Earth. Her tender face, Pale with the swift, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MARIANNE PEEL

In the Afternoon, She Smelled Like the Earth By Marianne Peel Her shoulders were always burned. We had smeared ourselves with baby oil infused with iodine painting our skin a burnt orange deeper than the marigolds planted in a circle … Continue reading

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