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Fortuity

05.27.11 Posted in audio, today's words by

A Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist, and a cofounder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (www.Inflectionism.com). Born in Russia, he moved to the United States in 1990 and switched to writing in English. He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and he won the 2010 New Millennium […]


Hat

05.26.11 Posted in today's words by

Stan Galloway’s most recent poem here was First Fruit, published as part of Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine. By now you know Stan’s range. Here is a fine example of his humorous poetry. Would you know Dorothy Parker by her hat? Hat By Stan Galloway You dressed as Dorothy Parker for the party, some dead […]


Remission

05.26.11 Posted in words to linger on by

Brooke Elliott’s poem Roots appeared here in March. Her poetry is very intimate and vivid, inviting readers into her life. RemissionBy Brooke Elliott The scar is quieter now.        Its lines are smoother,    still jagged in shape           (no time can soften the sharp points),      but cleaner, a little shrunken, […]


Barracuda

05.25.11 Posted in today's words by

On a Friday in April, the students of Stan Galloway’s freshman English class at Bridgewater College thought they would have a pretty easy day of it. There were guest speakers coming in (Ray Brown and Annmarie Lockhart, all the way from New Jersey to participate in the Virginia Humanities Conference), no real work to be […]


Observations of a Backwoods Feminist

05.24.11 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s poem Night Vigil appeared here in November 2010. Her poems literally transport the reader into her part of the world. She draws a very poetic road map. Observations of a Backwoods Feminist By Nicole Yurcaba I. Gun Love 1: Firing “We go together. I don’t know why … Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.” […]