Tag Archives: American Gothic Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MALAK

From MALAK By Jenny Sadre-Orafai: LAST READING There is a pregnant bird in the cup. Malak looks at me like she has never looked at that in a cup before. My father looks at me like there are things I’m … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ELIZABETH O’CONNELL-THOMPSON

INVITATION ONLY By Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson When they come knocking, I take them by the hand that had been a fist moments before and show them something beautiful—                                                                               a black creek in the woods,                                                                               a doe’s skull in the field. I … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING YOU LOVE

From LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING YOU LOVE By Nicole Rollender: SCATTERING I remember your clavicle pressed like a blade under your skin, the moon pooling in your cheeks’ hollows. You wanted to be buried in the green dress you always wore … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: CONFLUENCE

From CONFLUENCE By Sandra Marchetti: THE RETURN                “figurations of mist                at the turn of the corner,                figurations of time                at the bend in this pause,”                               ~ Octavio Paz, trans. Eliot Weinberger Beyond the body itself is the thin blue line, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JAIMIE GUSMAN

By Jaimie Gusman: BABY The baby carriage on top of the roof is too much. The husband says to his wife, it has to end here. Years before they were in love, the kind of love that was quiet but … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MONOZYGOTIC | CODEPENDENT

From MONOZYGOTIC | CODEPENDENT By Stephanie Bryant Anderson: LONELINESS CAME INSIDE MY HOME, UNPACKED ITS THINGS I sat on the floor in a blue room choking on emotions, confessing sadness to the cake falling down my throat, wondering how I … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LESLIE CONTRERAS SCHWARTZ

By Leslie Contreras Schwartz: LABOR PANTOUM We climb, all legs and hands clutching for each other’s eyes that we cannot see. Before I see you, I have met you. Clutching for each other’s eyes & faces, your moon-shape up to … Continue reading

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