Strict Diet

Strict Diet by J. Crews Though the doctors said no salt, salt was all my father craved. His body bloated, skin water-logged and gray, still he wanted potato chips, honey-baked ham, greasy slabs of Polish sausage from Piekutowski’s. He begged for pepperoni pizza, garlic butter, ribs slathered in sauce. But when I did the shopping, […]

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Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan among readers at poetry tribute

Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan among readers at poetry tribute NEW YORK — At an all-star tribute to poetry on Wednesday, Meryl Streep was thinking about her family. The Oscar-winning actress sang a lullaby she learned from her mother; read a Gary Snyder poem she had heard about from her sister-in-law, actress Maeve Kinkead; and recited […]

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Lorna Goodison First Female Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Lorna Goodison First Female Poet Laureate of Jamaica Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post. Goodison picks up the mantle from Professor Mervyn Morris, who was the first Poet Laureate of Jamaica appointed by the government. Goodison, who has […]

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Writers Resist: Hundreds to attend pre-inauguration protests

Large numbers of people are expected to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20, but many others won’t wait that long. On Jan. 15, hundreds of writers and artists will gather at more than 50 events across the country and abroad — on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday — to “re-inaugurate” democracy, in […]

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Can’t Get Outside Myself

Can’t Get Outside Myself by Dan Raphael There’s a thunder-storm in my stomach, arctic midnight in my heart a muscular wind wanting to push things out but everythings too particulate to move consistently swirling around an abandoned center, reversing in passive resistance and aerodynamic charm With this much scattered momentum who could say still, stand […]

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Remarks and Responses; Mistranslations

Remarks and Responses; Mistranslations by Thomas Pescatore After all that was done. To make it right. Put out in plain words. Carefully constructed. Deliberate periods. Marked commas. Translated into French. I sent in the email the original english question. Copy pasted. Without my name after thanks. It was answered back in perfect english. Clearly, and […]

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