Tag Archives: Confessional Poetry

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: 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: IN THE ABSENCE

From IN THE ABSENCE By Dara Barnat: IMPRINT I hear you’re gone and I fall with you. In that place part of me stays, like a hand in clay, even as I make rice for dinner, boil water, measure the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LEAH UMANSKY

By Leah Umansky: HARD It is hard to quiet the blackberrying pain. The little chronicles, the streaks, and the intimate workings. I will face this by red-winging my truths. I will push my blues into orchids. BALLAD I decided to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ALEX BEN-ARI

I ASK FORGIVENESS By Alex Ben-Ari Translated by Vivan Eden I ask forgiveness of all the poems Born misshapen because of my desire to write them I ask forgiveness of all the people Whose lives were disrupted by my desire … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KELLY CRESSIO-MOELLER

ON WHY I NO LONGER SIT AT THE WINDOW SEAT ON A TRAIN By Kelly Cressio-Moeller Germany was like a step-mother: utterly familiar, utterly despised. ~ Erica Jong It’s a good day for a lie-down, overcast and wet-wooled – even … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MANISHA SHARMA

Millions of girls continue to vanish pre-birth in India simply because they are girls. The following poems imagine these vanished girls. DEAR DAUGHTER In my mind I cradled you in my arms             I didn’t cage you you latched onto my … Continue reading

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