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On the Dry Sea of Sonora

Lollie Butler Chiron Review
Arizona-based poet Lollie Butler’s poetry captures the horrors of refugees crossing the Sonora desert.

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Quarantine

Christine Hamm
“Even Andrew Cuomo finds time to call his mother,” explains Oregon poet Christine Hamm, addressing the emotional impact of the long quarantine.

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Goliath

Judith Mahoney Pasternak Mondoweiss
The Paris-based poet Judith Mahoney Pasternak puts the story of David & Goliath into a contemporary un-Biblical perspective.

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Spring

Jessica Cohn Rattle
California poet Jessica Cohn touches the early days of shelter-in-place “when hope was/a shell game.”

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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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