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My Uncle Joe Died Today

04.02.20 Posted in today's words by

Thomas Locicero’s most recent poem to appear here was “A Poet is Not a Priest” (October 2019). My Uncle Joe Died Today By Thomas Locicero We are still quarantined. The two thousandth American died only three days after The one thousandth. My Uncle Joe died today. But he had been dying for more than a […]


Preston Fritz Smith Pandemic Haiku Sequence

04.01.20 Posted in today's words by

Preston Fritz Smith is a conservatory-trained musician and actor based in New York City since 2003. He most recently co-starred in season 2 of the HBO series Succession. Preston’s most creative moments come while doing late night sets of pull-ups on scaffolding projects around Chelsea or while playing Brahms on his Chickering piano. 1. Loudly […]


Song-objection-obsession, facing a grave not William Carlos Williams’

03.31.20 Posted in today's words by

T.S. Hidalgo’s most recent poem to appear here was “Dead Bullfighter in Front of a Mirror” (February 2020). Song-objection-obsession, facing a grave not William Carlos Williams’ By T.S. Hidalgo In a tank, the cited obsession. A prosperous eccentric, war veteran, decides, every once in a while, to steamroll the door of a nearby cemetery, pulls […]


Contorted Sister Detector

03.27.20 Posted in today's words by

Steven Minchin’s most recent poem to appear here was “Out Shaking” (January 2020). Contorted Sister Detector By Steven Minchin refusing to tell you why they’re there they sway and twist if contorted the right way they themselves could have spelled out DSS in flesh and fabric a line of nuns a hundred long each setting […]


Queries

03.26.20 Posted in today's words by

Molly Frederick’s most recent poem to appear here was “What Did She Discover?” (February 2019). Queries By Molly Frederick On a snowy day in winter, Dexter, my black cat—black of nose, lips, and whiskers all the way down to the black pads on his feet—sits looking out the window, thinking. Angel food cakes of snow […]


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