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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LITTLE CLIMATES

From Little Climates By L. A. Johnson: EPISTEMOLOGY I never had quiet times in the kitchen making an icebox cake. I never inspected the back of the box, folded wafers up with cream. In the morning, you fix whatever needs … Continue reading

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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: 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: #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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