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Radical Wordsworth, Well-Kept Secrets

Freya Johnston The Guardian
The great English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850), writes reviewer Johnston, based his groundbreaking style on the "radical claim that apparently trivial things and people, the rhythms of ordinary life, were the stuff of true poetry."

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On Living

Nâzım Hikmet poets.org
This extract from Nâzım Hikmet’s poetry speaks to the real crisis in these times of trouble.

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Nothing is Normal

Esther Cohen
New York poet Esther Cohen addresses the suddenness of change and notices what hasn’t changed at all.

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The Unreliable Narrator

Peter Neil Carroll
A version of the boy who cried wolf, here now are the consequences of government lies.

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Nancy Pelosi tore up Trump's Speech

Beau Beausoleil
San Francisco Poet Beau Beausoleil answers the mysterious question, why did Nancy Pelosi tear up the State of the Union speech?

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A non-binary person walked by

Gail Wronsky Pedestal
The southern California poet Gail Wronsky writes with pride (and pleasure and dignity) about her child who no longer passes as a binary daughter.

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To Combat Antisemitism, Write a Villanelle

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach Rattle
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach wrote this poem in response to the presidential executive order changing the status of “Jew” from a religion or ethnicity to a nationality.

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Centering

Lynne Knight Pedestal
The Canadian poet Lynne Knight adds a feminist/ecological turn to Copernicus’s classical paradigm shift about the earth circling the sun.
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