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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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Callie Barr’s Black Bottom

Malcolm Tariq Georgia Review
The identity of an African American woman Callie, who was William Faulkner’s maid, is seen from different perspectives in Malcolm Tariq’s poem.

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Viet Nam is Still With Us

Buff Whitman-Bradley
California poet Buff Whitman-Bradley reminds us that some wars never end.

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Corpse of the Revolution

Majid Naficy
The great exiled Persian poet Majid Naficy exposes the continuing pain of Iranian people.

Mark Zuckerberg and I

Brendan Walsh Rattle
“I’ve become obsessed,” writes the poet Branden Walsh, “with trying to understand the compulsions and sickness of a society that believes billionaires are a healthy/natural component of civilization.” He tries here to humanize just one.
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