Tag Archives: war poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI

AN ARAB SHEPHERD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS GOAT ON MOUNT ZION By Yehuda Amichai An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LOIS ROMA-DEELEY

BOUGAINVILLAEA AND TV By Lois Roma-Deeley I am a useless human being. Tanks are rolling toward a city– the name of which I remember only from my childhood– old stories told on an old phonograph. The Thief of Baghdad? Ali … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DEVIN KELLY

FEAR OF By Devin Kelly We are discussing the roots of things. How phobia means fear of, and we make them up. Bookaphobia. Classroomaphobia. Girlaphobia. I say there will be a quiz. They laugh. It is evening in a small … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RAFAEL ALBERTI

By Rafael Alberti Translated by A.S. Kline: WHAT I LEFT, FOR YOU For you I left my woods, my lost Grove, my sleepless dogs, My important years, those banished Almost to my life’s winter. I left a tremor, a shock … Continue reading

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