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Another Monday poem on Tuesday

At a workshop this weekend someone brought this poem, by Lynn Emanuel, and I remembered how much I like her work. Why it took me so long to get the poem up here, I don’t know. The days seem to … Continue reading

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Monday Poem

I’m still reading Bullets into Bells, the anthology about gun violence. It’s a remarkable collection. On Saturday we had a local town hall to follow up on the students’ march against gun violence. I realized we think about it almost … Continue reading

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Poetry Monday

This poem is from Poetry Sunday, in Women’s Voices for Change, a great resource. Usually hosted by Rebecca Foust, the Marin County Poet Laureate, this week’s selection is from another local poet, Susan Cohen. There are three other poems by Agi … Continue reading

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A poem from last Sunday

Amanda Moore was one of the readers at Britt Marie’s last Sunday. This was my favorite of the poems she read: The Broken Leg Eventually it comes between us: not the plaster barricade between every tender moment we might have, … Continue reading

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The other poem…

Yesterday’s event at Britt Marie’s was just what a poetry event should be, short, varied, lively, moving and fun. The small wine bar was full to overflowing and the audience seemed to enjoy the poems. I know I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Foolish Monday

I had a memorable workshop with Cornelis Eady at Squaw Valley one summer, and thought I’d share one of his poems this morning. I’m a Fool to Love You Some folks will tell you the blues is a woman, Some … Continue reading

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Changing direction

It’s been another heavy week, but amazingly, our little Kensington Indivisible group had a bake sale that raised $1,016 forPlanned Parenthood this weekend. In other news, I’ll be reading a week from Sunday (Mar 11) at Britt Marie’s on Solano … Continue reading

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Another bullet poem

They are legion now, as are the bullets. This one from a moving anthology called Bullets into Bells (thoughtfully edited by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader), which combines poems with reactions from survivors of gun violence: The Bullet, in … Continue reading

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Your Monday vitamin comes from Split this Rock

Split this Rock is an organization that posts a poem every week–they advertise as “poems of provocation and witness.” This one really caught my attention: Still Life with Bullets Orlando Jones, a black actor, douses himself in a bucket of … Continue reading

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An essay or a prose poem?

This was listed as an essay in Five Points journal, but I think of it as a prose poem: What I Think About When Someone Uses “Pussy” as a Synonym for “Weak” At the deepest part of the deepest part, … Continue reading

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