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Contributor Series 2: Candy and Spirits, Table Mountain, Cape Town

10.26.09 Posted in Contributor Series 2, today's words by

(Image courtesy of Seanna Breen)Contributor Series 2: Candy and SpiritsTable Mountain, Cape TownBy John Lavan Your uphill path isn’t haunted–evenbaseball caps on hikers comfort you until an unusualness when something warm and bonygets on my back, reaches and squeezesmy frightened wrist untilI let go,alarmed, of my chocolatebar and the skeleton creature whoops andsprings baboonto the […]

Contributor Series 2: Candy and Spirits, POEm

10.25.09 Posted in Contributor Series 2, today's words by

Spiders, witches, and ghosts, oh my! It is that time of year when we think of all things creepy. And candy. Like that most delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter. So, in this spirit (ha, ha!), let me introduce Contributor Series 2. We inaugurate this series with a fun and freaky poem by Val […]

Grapes of Comfort

10.23.09 Posted in today's words by

Bryan Borland’s poetry always feels like dessert to me: a little decadent, a lot delicious. His poems are often sweet, sometimes biting, always observant, and frequently funny. You’ve read Weeds and Birdsong here. Keep up to date with all Bryan’s latest publishing news at his Web site, and pay particular attention to his upcoming […]

No Horizon Will Hold Me Back

10.23.09 Posted in words to linger on by

Shelby Wedelich writes in Lake Jackson, TX. Her poem speaks the language of youth and the story it tells is of standing in the space between child and grown-up, energized and hesitant all at the same time. It is the story of youth looking forward, not the story of youth as told backward. As you […]


10.22.09 Posted in today's words by

John Sherer is a senior majoring in economics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He admits to a fondness for numbers and is considering pursuing another course of study after graduation. John also admits to a certain sense of rebellion toward the systematic nature of formal education and attributes his passion for writing to an […]

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