Tag Archives: Poetry of Loss

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: 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: THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL

From THE TREASURES THAT PREVAIL By Jen Karetnick: ADVISE AND CONSENT It seems to fall to men to create disasters and women to mop up after. The first thing people have to forget is their sense of the senatorial desk, … 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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