Poems from the 20th Anniversary Authors' Anthology

January 6th, 2018 by admin

New poem by Kim Shuck 2017 Poet Laureate of San Francisco Drought Break Weaving of water is layered Sitting in the rain Feet dragging in the runoff I know there are trees coming down tonight Drought tired Clots of soil run free Sailors still catch and spill Windpainting Still navigate by song Remember...
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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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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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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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Poems from Raphael Block's book, Strings of Shining Silence

September 28th, 2016 by admin

Strings of Shining Silence When shadows lengthen, our breaths grow closer, and bundled bodies huddle against drizzle-slanting snow and rain. To warmth we turn, the nearness of a cello heartbeat; strings of shining silence fill my chest with crimson tones. Each in-breath spins me into soundness while...
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