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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: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: “LET THEM NOT SAY” BY JANE HIRSHFIELD – A POEM OF SOLIDARITY & PROTEST

from LET THEM NOT SAY By Jane Hirschfield: Let them not say: we did not see it. We saw. Let them not say: we did not hear it. We heard. … Let them not say: it was not spoken, not … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HUMAN FAMILY BY MAYA ANGELOU

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s an iPhone commercial. But it is also a beautiful video and an inspirational poem, both of which come together to remind us that we are more alike than we are different. “I note the obvious differences,” … 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: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … Continue reading

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