Category Archives: Poetry

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: 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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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JANET R. KIRCHHEIMER

Wonder Beans By Janet Kirchheimer My father went each morning to his garden. He taught me to smell the soil to see if it was good, to feel the dirt slide across my hands, to never wear gloves, to stay … Continue reading

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“A lesson about the stones that wait to rise in our hearts”: A Review of John Guzlowski’s Echoes of Tattered Tongues

by Eric Kroczek My first encounter with a John Guzlowski poem was as desultory as anything in life: I was eating a solitary dinner and barely listening to the news on the local public radio station one evening after work … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race – Anaika Falcon & Meisha White

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, these poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience and a study of our intersectionality. This poetry … Continue reading

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