It's just poetry, it won't bite


09.27.11 Posted in today's words by

A native of Venice CA, Ruth Gooley divides her life among the ocean, the mountains, the desert, and the sky. Feeling an affinity toward all living things, she carefully deposes spiders outdoors, avoids stinkbugs when she hikes, and counts stars as close friends. She published her dissertation, “The Image of the Kiss in French Renaissance […]


09.26.11 Posted in today's words by

Dawnell Harrison was born and raised in Washington and holds a BA from the University of Washington. Her first chapbook, Voyager, received great reviews. Her second chapbook, The maverick posse, is forthcoming at March Street Press. She resides in Idaho. InsomniaBy Dawnell Harrison The red roses have closed Their buds and said good night And only my […]


09.26.11 Posted in words to linger on by

Megan Coxe has just returned to Texas from a sabbatical year in Almeria, Spain as an assistant English teacher to be plunged back into American life. She now splits her time pursuing an MA in Hispanic Literature at the University of Texas, coping with the unexpected return to her birthplace, and plotting her next international […]

Chocolate in the Bronx

09.25.11 Posted in today's words by

Sarah Endo’s most recent poem to appear here was To my neighbor, published as part of Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine. About this poem Sarah says, “My grandfather’s body died 24 years ago, but his spirit is very much alive.” Chocolate in the BronxBy Sarah Endo I know some people might mock or disdain my […]

The Party Ends

09.24.11 Posted in today's words by

Liz Farrell was born in Edison NJ. After graduating from Kean University she moved to Manhattan where she works as a personal assistant to a high-profile New York family. She started writing at a young age and continued filling notebooks with poetry as she grew up. She is just beginning to get her work published.  […]

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