Tag Archives: Narrative Poetry

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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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: 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

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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

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