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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE

DAPHNE’S BROKEN SONNET By Iris Jamahl Dunkle Apples are imagining themselves onto hillsides – pink petals stick out their tongues from the dark mouths of branches  and the forest canopy ripens overnight until it pulses like a green heart. Spring frankensteins … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ERRIC EMERSON

By Erric Emerson: MOTHERLESS If I try eyes-shut hard; recall the misty likeness of a stretcher and air mask, a trailer lined with ice-fangs in Napanoch, a red ball I worshipped at three years old. How your legacy sits in … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DEEP CALLS TO DEEP

From DEEP CALLS TO DEEP By Jane Medved: WINTER BURIAL For the sky that reaches into its hushed pocket,                                            for the bridle of winter waiting to be released. For the ghost face which slips over everyone,                                            for the tusk of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RACHEL HEIMOWITZ

REFRESH By Rachel Heimowitz We raise them in lemons, in buttercream, in cornmeal, we cut the crust off every loaf and serve blueberries to those who can’t abide the crumbs. We let them ride our arms like cowboys, and when … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HALA ALYAN

IN JERUSALEM By Hala Alyan Forgetting something doesn’t change it. In Jerusalem a man blocked the door in front of a hostel to tell me to unpin my hair. I did, but then kept the story from anyone for years. … Continue reading

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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: 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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