Tag Archives: Political Poetry

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: LEAH UMANSKY

By Leah Umansky: HARD It is hard to quiet the blackberrying pain. The little chronicles, the streaks, and the intimate workings. I will face this by red-winging my truths. I will push my blues into orchids. BALLAD I decided to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: “LET THEM NOT SAY” BY JANE HIRSHFIELD – A POEM OF SOLIDARITY & PROTEST

from LET THEM NOT SAY By Jane Hirschfield: Let them not say: we did not see it. We saw. Let them not say: we did not hear it. We heard. … Let them not say: it was not spoken, not … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HUMAN FAMILY BY MAYA ANGELOU

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s an iPhone commercial. But it is also a beautiful video and an inspirational poem, both of which come together to remind us that we are more alike than we are different. “I note the obvious differences,” … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KELLY CRESSIO-MOELLER

ON WHY I NO LONGER SIT AT THE WINDOW SEAT ON A TRAIN By Kelly Cressio-Moeller Germany was like a step-mother: utterly familiar, utterly despised. ~ Erica Jong It’s a good day for a lie-down, overcast and wet-wooled – even … Continue reading

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