Brandon Cesmat

June 11th, 2017 by admin

From our 20th Anniversary Anthology Light in All Directions Brandon Cesmat Light in All Directions I felt your gaze all day as you drove the road toward me. That night in the observatory, we leaned into the telescope, held our breath to focus on Jupiter with five moons each lit like half-closed blind...
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James Downs 

May 27th, 2017 by admin

Refining the moment Reach out a quavering hand to touch rock  bird bones may be Hollow... but they are heavy  .  colors of Fall are proportional to colors of Spring  there's a giant in the Sky prepared to roar  .  find yourself in company of No less than three  Genealogy tells only part of a...
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J.P. Linstroth Indiegogo Campaign

May 24th, 2017 by admin

Join J.P. Linstroth in his Indiegogo Campaign Production costs for the publication of the Book of Poetry: The Forgotten Shore by J. P. Linstroth https://igg.me/at/linstrothpoetry/emal/16507486 J. P. Linstroth is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University.  His main academic research interests...
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BLESSINGS AND CURSES poems by Anne Whitehouse

May 18th, 2017 by admin

From our 20th Anniversary Anthology BLESSINGS AND CURSES poems by Anne Whitehouse BLESSING XVI There is something to be said for being a renter, of watching over a place without the obligation to improve it. The Native Americans made it a practice to leave little trace of themselves on the landscape....
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Joe O’Connell

May 18th, 2017 by admin

From our 20th Anniversary Anthology Dingle Day poems by Joe O’Connell Music-energy In Flanders fields Did Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet Band Buoy us up on a Spring morning With a driving force, Ebullient, hoarse and sound, Prophetic energy about nothing much really Or everything That a young sub-prime...
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DAN  THARP

May 18th, 2017 by admin

From our 20th Anniversary Anthology A ROSE IN  THE BRIAR PATCH poems by DAN  THARP Oscar We dropped his ashes from the bridge into the Canadian River below; left our words upon the breeze and watched the current sweep him away… followed soon by two car                 and an empty can of beer. ...
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Diana Festa

May 18th, 2017 by admin

From the forth coming 20th Anniversary Anthology The Gathering poems by Diana Festa Odors After Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana The soil’s peculiar smell, fog filtering into clusters of trees, rain on pavement, the earthy odor of artichokes, sweetness of sage, salt in sea air, pungent...
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Joan Michelson, London England

March 22nd, 2017 by admin

Lament And are you gone from me? And are you dead? Who loved me always and now prefer the wind. And is it spring with an untimely frost? And are the bushes sticks? And berry-flowers dew? And do I waking wake? And is this floor the earth? And do I breathe in smoke? And is this wind? Oh are you not...
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20th Anniversary of Poetic Matrix Press

March 22nd, 2017 by admin

New pieces from the 20th Anniversary Anthology posted in Forever Journal: Diana Festa Dan Tharp Joe O'Connell Anne Whitehouse Poetic Matrix Press was founded in the high mountain beauty of Yosemite in 1997, and has since grown into a press that is producing full-length books as fine as any that...
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Raphael Block in Concert 3/16

March 10th, 2017 by admin

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February 1st, 2017 by admin

If you are going to be in the Bay Area do stop by for this concert. Raphael's poetry is beautiful as is David's music, the two together is a real treat.  You can pick up Raphael's book as well; Stings Shining Silence: Earth-Love Poems.  ...
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Iris Orpi - 5 Poems

January 17th, 2017 by admin

Equinox   Like wings, the reclaiming of the dark hours arches across the rosy-eyed lull of not knowing, plumed in possibility and iridescent visions, flourishes of sacred geometry stirring what once felt like the night would go on without end. There’s a sweet...
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Poetic Matrix Press 20th Anniversary

January 17th, 2017 by admin

In times like these, art has the power to make us feel less alone Christina Patterson - The Guardian - Saturday, November 26, 2016 “As a citizen of the world in 2016,” says DiDonato (American opera singer Joyce DiDonato) in the introduction to (her) concert programme, “at times I feel overwhelmed by...
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