Monthly Archives: July 2020

POETRY READING: Passing, by Paul O’Donnell

Performed by Allison Kampf Passing, by Paul O’Donnell So much is broken I despair he says passing out from lack of air It was no more than a passing dream to think the passing of a law could mean passing … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Gritty, dangerous doll, by Kirsten Warner

Performed by Allison Kampf Gritty, dangerous doll, by Kirsten Warner I forage for her, the doll of my disappointment a spray of brittle twigs a faggot of fallen fronds crusty sticks with lesions of lichen crouched over, calling up my … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Black Night Sky, by Paula Shaffer

Performed by Allison Kampf black night sky {genre: fear} paula shaffer there is a fear my son will die today because his skin is black as night black night sky that darker fear that whites so dread; how dare my … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Leopard Club Love, by Franco D’Alessandro

Performed by Allison Kampf LEOPARD CUB LOVE by Franco D’Alessandro I’ve loved you like a leopard cub from the day You stalked into my classroom -flip-flopping Around the circle of desks- staring at me, Wondering aloud: “who the hell is … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Turning the wheel, by Melissa Chaconas

Performed by Allison Kampf Turning the wheel, by Melissa Chaconas we are close our car doors in anger we shop in frustrations we give up hope all the time we remember in primordial love We run around in costumes, masks, … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Mantra Of A Bridge Builder, Lucinda J. Clark

Performed by Allison Kampf Mantra of a Bridge Builder I am a bridge builder. I build based upon where I travel I build on happy days and sad days: I have built during times I felt I could not— and … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: 9/11 Attacks, by Janelle Barker

Performed by Allison Kampf 9/11 Attacks, by Janelle Barker The day began like any other r The sun rose, scattering to work, Settling into their day, with a smirk. 8.46am thousands of lives, would change, North Twin Tower was hit … Continue reading

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POETRY READING: Demoiselle, by James Morgan-Jones

Performed by Allison Kampf Demoiselle, by James Morgan-Jones Let’s be direct: Beautiful Demoiselle. What naming could be apter? In noon-light a sliver of midnight blue comes spinning from Hades’ palette, frailly fluttering, a butterfly blue from the underworld. Yet not … Continue reading

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Read Poem: ACORN…, by Valerie Yvette Peterson

Slowly, it detached itself from the branch, just as a butterfly does its cocoon no longer needed; there was once a connection. But there it fell, so quietly and calmly; brown, crispy, crinkled now and not like the rest that … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Intently Examining…, by Minah Jacobson

Today, I woke up after an astronomical snooze of 11 hours. I had already broken said experience once throughout the night, though. Approximately 2:41-2:46 AM, I rose. Bursting through the door, to release my “only human” bladder; how comical. I … Continue reading

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