Tag Archives: nostalgic 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

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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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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

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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

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: IN THE ABSENCE

From IN THE ABSENCE By Dara Barnat: IMPRINT I hear you’re gone and I fall with you. In that place part of me stays, like a hand in clay, even as I make rice for dinner, boil water, measure the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUFGANIYOT BY RABBI RACHEL BARENBLAT

A version of this post was previously featured on the Saturday Poetry Series. SUFGANIYOT By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat In oil, pale circles roll and flip, doughy moons inflating. The fun part: poking a finger inside, giving a wiggle and twist, … Continue reading

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