Monthly Archives: August 2020

Read Poem: Trinkets, by Kartik Prajapat

if a home I had I wouldn’t have discontinued the trinkets, I find my life. dispersed, decorative they somehow have me they aren’t alone. don’t figure out who they are? or else you’ll lead me, my urban which you give … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: Live Again, by Anika Anderson

Live Again, Anika Anderson Alive but not living Surviving but not thriving Wearing masks, hiding identities Controlled but not in control Conforming to roles, titles and positions Giving all but feeling empty The meaning of me lost A life summed … Continue reading

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Read Poem: The last words I ever spoke to my father, by Ross Vassilev

for Rossen V. Vassilev, Ph.D. 1952-2020 Tatko, are you hungry? Are you thirsty? Is the room too hot? Is the room too cold? Is there anything I can get you? Do you remember all our walks in the park? Which … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Old Flames and Fireflies, by RH Helm

The embers of an old flame Sparkle like a firefly The fire long since gone Random coals still clinging to life Not yet consumed by time Keepsakes of days Never to be recaptured Shared only in secret thought Now complete … Continue reading

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Read Poem: What is life?, by Vrinda Nair

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An illusion or an introspection of our deeds We are puppets in someone’s hands Starting with aught and ending…

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Read Poem: What is life?, by Vrinda Nair

An illusion or an introspection of our deeds We are puppets in someone’s hands Starting with aught and ending with griefs Restless souls, brooding over past Lost in the mayhem of snippets of life To be believed in nurturing but … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Kirsten Warner (GRITTY, DANGEROUS DOLL) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? The theme of this poem is how to turn disappointment into something useful for myself, how to transform that deadly blow into art. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? I … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Paul O’Donnell (PASSING) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is the theme of your poem? Paul O’Donnell: Despair, frustration, poor decisions and their consequences, hope 2) What motivated you to write this poem? All my poetry is prompted by what I feel or see. It’s my … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet James Morgan-Jones (Demoiselle) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is the theme of your poem? James Morgan-Jones: The beauty of the natural world, of difference and of the individual. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? A visitation by the demoiselle as I sat in … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Janelle Barker (9/11 ATTACKS) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? the theme of my poem is finding your strength to stay strong 2) What motivated you to write this poem? this event changed the world and affected all of us deep into … Continue reading

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