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madeline’s garden of ashes

05.28.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Kate LaDew is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in studio art. She resides in Graham NC with her cat, Charlie Chaplin. She is currently working on her first novel.madeline’s garden of ashesBy Kate LaDewtumbled into the backyard barbecue,  pink people rushed into green tiled kitchens    the […]


The Way

05.27.12 Posted in today's words by

Carol Smallwood co-edited (Molly Peacock, foreword) Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets (McFarland 2012). Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms (Anaphora Literary Press 2011) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing (Key Publishing House 2012) is her most recent book. Her sixth anthology […]


In Vermeer’s Light

05.26.12 Posted in today's words by

Christopher Roe’s most recent poem to appear here was Terrabellum (March 2012). In Vermeer’s LightBy Christopher RoeIn Vermeer’s lighther glowing faceis a sun that holds mein the gravitational pullof her beauty. Soft eyes gazetheir wistful dreamsand the unexpectedbloom of love unfoldslike a morning rose. And the stars and moonand celestial truthare all satellites tothe heavenly graceof her […]


How can I say?

05.25.12 Posted in today's words by

Aarushi Vyas’ most recent poem to appear here was A Borrowed Life (November 2011). How can I say?*By Aarushi VyasHow can I sayWhat you are to me?A safe haven, second homeOr a mound of bittersweet memoriesMy heart beats in your every nook and crannyAnd will continue to do soEven after I leave *Dedicated to the writer’s alma […]


Consideration

05.24.12 Posted in today's words by

Jeffrey Smyers has published poetry under a pseudonym. He is a photographer who specializes in imagery and color. His photographs have appeared at the prompts page and as cover art for Cassie Premo Steele’s The Pomegranate Papers (2012 unbound CONTENT) and Maxwell Baumbach’s At Age Twenty (forthcoming, unbound CONTENT). ConsiderationBy Jeffrey SmyersYou threw my doubtsBrittle bones that they areOver […]