Tag Archives: contemporary 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

Posted in Poetry, Sarah Marcus, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Marianne Peel, Poetry, Review, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Janet R. Kirchheimer, Poetry, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HOLLY KARAPETKOVA

Song of the Exiles By Holly Karapetkova There never was a garden only a leaving: miles and miles of footprints in the dirt. In the beginning– the shattered sun, the wind, and nothing left but our shadows sifting through the … Continue reading

Posted in Holly Karapetkova, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH JOHN GUZLOWSKI

By John Guzlowski: LISTENING TO DEATH How do we listen to death? We listen to the sound of death The way we listen to the sound of the sea To the message the waves pound against the shore Their soft … Continue reading

Posted in John Guzlowski, Okla Elliott, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH PAUL CRENSHAW

By Paul Crenshaw: FOR OKLA All that late-night talk of light, and life, all those words, which became like worlds. Which we both know were. If you even need words anymore, wherever you are, what world you find yourself in. … Continue reading

Posted in Okla Elliott, Paul Crenshaw, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: STACY R. NIGLIAZZO

By Stacy R. Nigliazzo: “Harvesting Her Heart after the Accident” first appeared in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts/Matter Press. All other pieces are previously unpublished. Today’s poems appear here today with permission from the poet. Stacy R. Nigliazzo‘s debut … Continue reading

Posted in Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment