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“Whacked” by C.K. Williams

(from the Poetry Society limited edition (450), illustrated with woodcuts by Nicholas Garland, artist and Daily Telegraph political cartoonist, and printed by Phil Abel of Hand & Eye letterpress studio, London. Set in Plantin on a 200gsm Fabriano paper)

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Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red

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Philip Levine on America’s Workers

  What Work Is We stand in the rain in a long line waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work. You know what work is—if you’re old enough to read this you know what work is, although you may not … Continue reading

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“At the Tea Garden” by Margaret Hasse

My friend and I mull over the teas displayed in square jars with beveled glass labeled by type. Each name seems part of a haiku: “After the Snow Sprouting.” “Moon Palace.” “Mist Over the Gorges.” I’m drawn to green teas … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart speaks to Sally Ride

Sally Ride died two days ago, the day before Amelia Earhart’s birthday 115 years ago (July 24, 1897). Ride was the first American woman in space. Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. A year ago, Emily … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Bard

Theseus: The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt: The … Continue reading

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“Gate C22” by Ellen Bass

At gate C22 in the Portland airport a man in a broad-band leather hat kissed a woman arriving from Orange County. They kissed and kissed and kissed. Long after the other passengers clicked the handles of their carry-ons and wheeled … Continue reading

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“Prayer for the Small Engine Repairman” by Charles W. Pratt

Just over a year ago, at a writing workshop I attended in Exeter, Charlie Pratt (b1934) read from his collection —Still Here (Winner of the Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry and the Open Chapbook Competition). The sketch above is from … Continue reading

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