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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PATRICE BOYER CLAEYS

By Patrice Boyer Claeys: Favorite Color after Ruth Stone’s “White on White” A yellow flag iris, a lick of flame, glass of Sauternes. Blinking lights at intersections, the bills of mallards, old knotty pine paneling, sticky to the touch. Lemon … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MAX RITVO

By Max Ritvo: Holding a Freshwater Fish in a Pail Above the Sea He strips health out of the water, reminding me of my mother. I walk in sea and hold my sweet fish above me, no small feat given … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MARISA CRAWFORD

By Marisa Crawford: I’m too sensitive for this world / this Foot Locker Oh right, the bomb Sorry so boring 300-year-old wiener dog China teacups rimmed in gold Oh right, underwater Backwards somersault, no Outside w/ the flowers Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh like … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ALICE IN GREENPOINT

from Alice in Greenpoint By Iva Ticic: Alice in Greenpoint Four glasses of fine red wine at a dinner party in Brooklyn and you go from being a wallflower to discussing Trieste. Though they mostly wanted to speak of Girls … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MEGAN WILDHOOD

After nearly ten years as Contributing Editor of this series, the time has come for change. I am thrilled to expand my role to Managing Editor and provide the opportunity for fresh voices to contribute to this ongoing dialogue. Today … Continue reading

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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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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Robert Garrett

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

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