Riccardo Duranti – Another Dream

In this one you stand not quite against an ancient, slanted mulberry tree in the languid attitude of a Saint Sebastian half armoured by your own hair hands behind your back tied only in your mind the arrows – nowhere...

Elizabeth Willis – The Witch

A witch can charm milk from an ax handle. A witch bewitches a man's shoe. A witch sleeps naked. "Witch ointment" on the back will allow you to fly through the air.  A witch carries the four of...

Elizabeth Willis

Elizabeth Willis is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Alive: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Other books include Address, recipient of the PEN New England / L.L. Winship...

Raphael d’Abdon – great poetry

it is a great day at the auditorium the chairman of the poetry foundation reaches the podium “in this place poetry matters” he kicks off “because it speaks to the essence of who we are” he is introducing today’s great...

Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched it i was 12 years later on a winter day i watched it again the...

Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and translator, and the author of three collections of poems, sunnyside...

Raphael d’Abdon – the grandmother

where the wind begins a grandmother shrugs empires off her back their fall like hail on frosted fields the noise that chased us stops bliss the sound of now we have arrived to this land with no strangers brought by the prayers...

Rae Armantrout – With

It’s well that things should stir inconsequentially around me like this patina of shadow, flicker, whisper, so that I can be still. * I write things down to show others later or to show myself that I am not alone with my experience. * “With” is the word that comes to mind, but it’s...

Feud

The first season of Feud was transmitted between March and April 2017. It has 8 episodes and it is based on the true story of the rivalry between the legendary actresses Joan Crawford and...

Rae Armantrout – And

1 Tense and tenuous grow from the same root as does tender in its several guises: the sour grass flower; the yellow moth. 2 I would not confuse the bogus with the spurious. The bogus is a sore thumb while the spurious pours forth as fish and circuses.

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Ra Sh

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