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THE POWER OF POETRY #18: “THE VINEYARD OWNER” – Lewis Mundt

THE POWER OF POETRY: THE VINEYARD OWNER — Lewis Mundt I.   Let me tell you two stories. The first: Somewhere in California, a man named Rubén Vásquez leaves his house … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #17: “OUTSIDE THE NARROW GARDEN” PAULIE LIPMAN

Outside The Narrow Garden      — Paulie Lipman On an episode of “The Green Room With Paul Provenza” (a comic’s roundtable of sorts), the comedian Franklin Ajaye made a … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY- “BRAVE NEW VOICES” SPECIAL EDITION – KHARY JACKSON

“BRAVE NEW VOICES” — KHARY JACKSON I am writing this while at the annual Brave New Voices poetry festival, in Atlanta, GA. Several hundred young poets ages 13­ to 19 … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY#16: “THE POWER OF POETRY AS CATHARSIS AND HEALING” – SaraEve Fermin

The Power of Poetry as Catharsis and Healing — SaraEve Fermin The brain is a muscle that can move the world.- Stephen King In 2003 My world shattered into a million … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: HOUSES – NIKKI WALLSCHLAEGER (HORSE LESS PRESS)

What is a house? And what does a house hold? Nikki Wallschlaeger both builds and dismantles, props up and tears down, the answers to these questions in Houses, her debut … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #15: “THE POETRY OF A PERFECT COCKTAIL” – SAM SLAUGHTER

The Poetry of a Perfect Cocktail – Sam Slaughter I’ve never been a poet. The closest I’ve come—“songs” about teen angst and the like—are in a few notebooks hidden in … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: STILL – LOGEN CURE (FINISHING LINE PRESS)

And when they ask me what happened to you, I will tell them without hesitation that one day your heart just stopped. – from “Condolences” My old poetry professor, Doyle Wesley … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR…

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR… ***SEEKING SUBMISSIONS*** The Poetry Question is currently accepting submissions for THE POWER OF POETRY The Power of Poetry –  Personal Essay on The Power of Poetry in … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF POETRY #14: “POEMS ARE MAGIC SPELLS WRITTEN BY WITCHES” – ISOBEL O’HARE

Poems are magic spells written by witches. Ten years ago I had a dream that the Icelandic musician Björk appeared in the corner of my ceiling and sang to me … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: WE SLEPT HERE – SIERRA DEMULDER (BUTTON POETRY)

A short while ago there was a video making the rounds on the Internet, as videos do. In it a giant Boeing 787, takes off from the runway at an … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

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