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World Cup Starts

07.31.10 Posted in today's words by

Tapeshwar Amef had two other poems accepted and scheduled to post at vox poetica when he submitted this. Yes, the schedule got a little reordered. The World Cup may be over for now, but the magic lives on, as captured in this poem. Reading this should take you back to the games or maybe introduce […]


A Disquisition on Spoons

07.30.10 Posted in words to linger on by

Harris Tobias writes fiction as well as poetry in Charlottesville VA.  You can order his new book, The Greer Agency (ATTM Press), and his old books at Amazon. His most recent appearance here was with Love by the Numbers. Harris doesn’t consider himself much of a poet, but his readers at vox poetica would form a different opinion. His […]


Arch

07.30.10 Posted in today's words by

How do you solve a problem like Maria? And how do you describe someone like Elizabeth? Hailing from Texas, transplanted to New Jersey by way of St. Louis, she is a force of nature. She is a chef, a writer, an organizer, an activist, and an insomniac. She could make someone manic feel slothful. Her […]


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07.29.10 Posted in today's words by

It will not surprise you to learn that Rachel Lim lives and writes in Virginia. She says this poem: “is an exercise in ekphrasis, not to a specific piece, but to the form of the haiku. I attempted to capture the excitement, brevity, and commitment to nature found in a haiku, while moving out of […]


Stardust

07.28.10 Posted in today's words by

Gianluca D’Elia (whose recent poem I saw a light appeared here in June), in the summer before his freshman year of high school, gives us a delightful poem about season and transition. What do you think he’ll be writing as he heads off to college in four years? Stardust By Gianluca D’Elia In the backyard You still […]