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Contributor Series 1: 9/11, What the tree has seen

09.23.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

And so the series closes, as it must, with words that tie this terrible experience to the continuity of human existence. Thank you for reading. Contributor Series 1: 9/11 What the tree has seen By Cassie Premo Steele (written in the aftermath of 9/11 for a women’s peace rally) In the middle of a city […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, Armageddon 9/11

09.22.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

Contributor Series 1: 9/11 Armageddon 9/11 By Jean M Hendrickson (written September 12, 2001) The golems bring warships to worship. The priests pretend they believe. The heathens heap coal on the altar. A magician pulls fire from his sleeve. Clowns run the liturgy at high mass sycophants bay at the moon. The terrorists paint faces […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, Remembering That September

09.21.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

Contributor Series 1: 9/11 Remembering That September By Linda Ardison (written September 2009) The writer was in York, PA, on 9/11. They leap and fall like rag dolls, Splay out upon the pavement. There’s no one to catch them Or to snatch the others From the glowing Staircase B, No one to blow the white […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, 9-12

09.20.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

Contributor Series 1: 9/11 9-12 By Danielle Cross (written September 12, 2009) The writer dedicates this poem to the loving memory of her husband’s cousin Tommy, who died in the disaster, and to all those who mourn. Ashes. To ashes we pour our tears, sculpt familiar faces with frantic hands, paint them with bleeding hearts. […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, New Day

09.19.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

Contributor Series 1: 9/11 New Day By Gianluca D’Elia (written September 2009) The writer, who was attending preschool on 9/11, dedicates this poem to the loving memory of his cousin, Joseph O. Pick, who died in the disaster, and to all those who mourn. This day still stays on my mind Since the moment it […]


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