Monthly Archives: August 2020

Interview with Poet Franco D’Alessandro (LEOPARD CLUB LOVE) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1) What is the theme of your poem? That transformative power of -what the Greeks called- Storge/Philia love, especially when found in an unlikely place and between unlikely people. 2) What motivated you to write this poem? My relationship with … Continue reading

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Read Poem: FOREST COMPOSURE, by Marck Riggins

Wing’s bright song staid forest realm Shrill, dripped notes from soft breeze staff Commandeered ear’s thirsting helm Had raised my sight to branches, aft Sweet ribbon air, thus quivered joy To penetrate ‘ere sonnance ran Imbibed each drop creature employed … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Breathe, by JoHill

I was born into a mess and although we protest changes has not come So I think back to where this came from and as I began to ponder my mind is left to wonder if this disease will ever … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Depression, by Jade Wankhruea

Depression… Is like being in a dark room that you just can’t get out of no matter how hard you try. No lights No windows No doors; There’s nothing in it but you and dark emptiness And it’s suffocating. So … Continue reading

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Read Poem: giving thanks, by Dan Brook

over the centuries indeed the millennia too little thanks giving too much thanks taking I give thanks to those who give thanks to those who give care and comfort to those who give themselves not to those who take lives … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Naked Honesty, by Vasundhra Dahiya

To understand the unsaid, one needs to listen. Listen to the silence. Silence that says nothing yet explains everything. One that induces transparency, yells peace. Silence that shuts the door to faux world, Taking away the pain, provides to it … Continue reading

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Read Poem: How to be open is complicated and family doesn’t help, by Sarah Bellum Mental

How can I be open without restrictions? A door that never closes a breeze allowed to pass by and through your insides like you are a ghost within this home. Speaking words into the sky to materialize the trials and … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Beauty of Imperfection, by Divya Parvatrao

Why do we wear the mask of perfection? Is my only question. Everyone is imperfect. Then why hide those flaws and pretend being perfect Why do we hate our flaws? And feel cursed to have it. We keep hiding these … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Trees From Childhood, by Belinda Subraman

I hold on to innocence the light before the darkness of damage lingers. I played house with rusty tin can lids as plates picked from garbage dumped in the woods. (It was more the norm than exception in pre-Earth Day … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Mary Barr (HOW TO BUY A HUSBAND)

Originally posted on Matthew Toffolo's Summary:
Matthew Toffolo:. What is your novel about? Mary Barr: In brief, my novel centres around a rich lonely woman in Texas. Lyme Carrington-Lynch and her wacky group of girlfriends. She is thirty-five years…

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