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Two by Carol Smallwood

07.27.12 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 the Pushcart. Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing (Key Publishing House 2012) is her most recent book. Her sixth anthology for […]


07.26.12 Posted in today's words by

Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of 3 collections of poetry including In the Palms of Angels (Press 53, 2011), which won a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award for Poetry and was the Gold Medal winner for poetry in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ted Kooser’s American Life in […]

The Road

07.26.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Rae Spencer’s most recent poem to appear here was After the Birthday, published as part of Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays in June 2012. The RoadBy Rae Spencer She scrimped and saved for the cottagePremium roadside propertyAnd that front windowShone with gold reflection All day on sunny daysA shade less in the rain Across the road, […]


07.25.12 Posted in today's words by

Mohana Das is an aspiring writer from Kolkata, India. Acoustic Ink describes her as “a mender of words,” and says “Quilting the most delicate form of words, her stunning imagery is alluring and unrelenting … Her elements of writing are haunting and profound, transcending us into different portals of flowing words and obscure euphoria.” Mohana is a […]


07.24.12 Posted in today's words by

Gregory Gunn’s most recent poem to appear here was Searching for You (March 2012).LegacyBy Gregory GunnProvide us a poemof imprudence for every stanzaof diplomacy we articulatedfor intrinsically it is our birthright.Permit us to ascend to celestialloftiness where lunar lungsinflate with platinum & silveras solar orifices draw inlustrous, bejeweled gold. And as we descend towardthe terrestrial globe again,allow […]

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