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Noon in a three star restaurant

Marge Piercy Chiron Review
“He does not represent us,” writes poet Marge Piercy about the misogynist Senator, but knows the “clichés that light up brains.”

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Questionnaire

Wendell Berry Reflections
As the matter of gun control remains unresolved, the comments of poet Wendell Berry seem particularly relevant.

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Outside from the Inside

Anne Whiteside Street Light
“Outside from Inside,” words found in a letter written from a Japanese American concentration camp, are transformed by New York poet Anne Whitehouse.

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Ganymede

Jericho Brown Poetry Society of America
“Someone with wings,” writes the critic Elizabeth Willis, “may be angelic, but the figure also embodies the predatory power of a country—the one we live in…”

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The Economy of Swallowed Knives

Kyle Dargan Four Way Review
The New Jersey-born poet Kyle Dargan adds irony to our reckless consumer economy, tracing the impulse to a juvenile urge to grow up.

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Leaves of Crass

Jeff Balch Evanston Round Table
Illinois poet Jeff Balch takes some liberties with Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” turning the verse into something like the voice of our president, if he were poetic.

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Bondage Love

John J. Brugaletta Writer's Almanac
California poet John J. Brugaletta explains the silent magic of Houdini and why the public adores escape artists.

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Alexandra Teague Poetry Northwest
Idaho poet Alexandra Teague takes us back to a child’s innocent, albeit cloudy, view of the world (in contrast to its perverse current state.)
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