In Defense of the N.E. A. The most powerful of human expressions Are unfinished poems, works of art The findings in science Because they offer imagination, invention Healing and hope– all come Out of the Unknown– A finished work is A gift of creative process, but it is the process That gives the gift, so […]
What Should Americans Be Reading Now? By Joe Heim March 2 ~ Washington Post ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Juan Felipe Herrera, 68, is the son of immigrant farmworkers from Mexico. He was born in California and lives there with his wife and children but is in Washington regularly for his position.Is this a good time to be […]
Rayn Roberts presents traditional and experimental forms of poetry on many subjects gathered on travels from across the world. He also includes humor and things you would never think to find in a book of poems. He’s very entertaining and funny, but you must be ready to think, cringe, smirk and question as well. […]
A Girl Makes Origami I sit before the blank page Of the soul Waiting to fill it each day I fold minutes into hours And poems I fold dreams into cranes I dare say And let them fly away…
Where winter ends and spring begins white plum willow green yellow broom break the monotony of brown and grey, magnolias open like hands asking nothing, offering all … Beak wing and claw gather twig cloth limb and stick whatever warms the magpie nestling. In the waking hills feral cats hunt and fatten. A white haze […]
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Portrait by Joanna Rusinek Listening to Anne Sexton in the Dark 1 All cities are alike, they never sleep, this one wraps about my feet up my legs, tightens ’round my chest, a cold snake coiled ’round an apple— but am no Adam, I know– Taste me, I am the apple of your despair fruit […]