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“The Author of Chien Lunatique Seeks His Book on Amazon” by Christopher Bernard

By On August 3, 2020

Christopher Bernard’s books include three poetry collections (the latest, The Socialist's Garden of Verses, is slated for publication in Fall 2020), two books of short fiction, three novels, and works for stage.… Read More

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“Eden Imagined and Exotic” by Joanne Leva

By On July 24, 2020

Author of the poetry collection, Eve Heads Back, forthcoming from Kelsay Books (Oct 2020), and Eve Would Know (Kelsay Books, 2017), Joanne Leva is founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County… Read More

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“[Getting between the dark hours]” by Roberta Santlofer

By On July 13, 2020

Roberta “Bobby” Santlofer (1943-2020) was a mother of sons, an avid reader, and a poet. A posthumous collection of her poetry is forthcoming.… Read More

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“Driving in the Slow Lane” by Lynn Levin

By On July 9, 2020

Lynn Levin’s most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, is listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of… Read More

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“America” by Claude McKay

By On July 4, 2020

Claude McKay, a Jamaican born writer and poet, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In fact, his poetry collection Harlem Shadows (1922) is often cited as the beginning of the… Read More

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“Nibbled to Death by Ducks” by Kim Bridgford

By On June 29, 2020

Kim Bridgford, who passed away on Sunday morning, was the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. She also directed the West Chester University Poetry Conference from 2010 through 2014.… Read More

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“Micha-el” by Jane Greer

By On May 26, 2020

Jane Greer is the author of Love like a Conflagration (Lambing Press, 2020). She founded and edited Plains Poetry Journal (1981-1993), a literary magazine that was an advance guard of the New… Read More

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“Like Father” by Rory Waterman

By On May 17, 2020

Rory Waterman was born in Ireland in 1981, and lives in Nottingham, England, where he works at Nottingham Trent University. His first collection of poetry, Tonight the Summer's Over (Carcanet, 2013), was… Read More

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“The Basilisk” by Rick Mullin

By On May 15, 2020

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including The Dark Horse, American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion, Measure, and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. His books include Soutine (Dos Madres… Read More

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“The Consummate Hour” by Lynn Levin

By On May 4, 2020

Lynn Levin's most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, islisted as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of an… Read More

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“Letter From Oblivion” by Eric Norris

By On April 24, 2020

Eric Norris’ poems have appeared in, around, and at Impossible Archetype, Soft Blow, Assaracus, The Raintown Review, Ambit, E-Verse Radio, and many other fine journals. He lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.… Read More

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“Rock Zealots in my Religion Class” by Joseph Chelius

By On April 17, 2020

Joseph Chelius works as an editorial director for a health care communications agency in the suburbs of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in Commonweal, Christianity & Literature, Poetry East, Poet Lore,… Read More

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“Dyeing the Easter Eggs” by A.E. Stallings

By On April 12, 2020

A.E. Stallings is the author of four books of poetry: Like, which is a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Poetry; Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax, which won… Read More

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“A Failed Georgic” by Jenna Le

By On April 8, 2020

Jenna Le is the author of A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Indolent Books, 2018), which won 2nd Place in the Elgin Awards. and Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011). She was… Read More

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“Simile Illogic” by Jesse Waters

By On April 7, 2020

A winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and Finalist in The Starcherone Prize, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Prize and the Paul Bowles Fiction… Read More

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“Snout to Tail” by Robert Donohue

By On April 1, 2020

Robert Donohue's poetry has appeared in Measure, The Raintown Review and Better Than Starbucks, among others, The Red Harlem Readers gave his verse play, In One Piece (about Vincent Van Gogh),… Read More

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“Achilles Recounts the Sacrifice of Iphigenia” by Louisa Schnaithmann

By On March 25, 2020

Louisa Schnaithmann is a poet living in the greater Philadelphia area. Her work has been published in Menacing Hedge, Projector Magazine, Rogue Agent, and Voicemail Poems. Her poem “On the Problem of… Read More

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“Fixing Broken Things” by Lynn Levin

By On March 24, 2020

Lynn Levin's most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, is listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of… Read More

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“New Year Poem” by Philip Larkin

By On December 31, 2019

"A poetry from which even people who distrust poetry, most people, can take comfort and delight." - X.J. Kennedy … Read More

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“Desk Clerk” by R.S. Gwynn

By On December 24, 2019

R.S. (Sam) Gwynn did his undergraduate work at Davidson College. He earned an M.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas and taught at Lamar University, where he was University Professor… Read More

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“The Christmas Tree” by C. Day Lewis

By On December 22, 2019

C. Day Lewis , born in Ireland in 1904, was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in May 1972. He published many volumes of poetry, as well as essays, critical studies,… Read More

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“Office Party” by Phyllis McGinley

By On December 21, 2019

Phyllis McGinley was famous for her light verse and celebration of Suburban, middle class America. She published several books of poetry, including On the Contrary (1934), One More Manhattan (1937), Husbands Are… Read More

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“Sentenced to Life” by Clive James

By On November 28, 2019

The Austrailian poet, critic, and broadcaster Clive James died on Sunday after a long battle with leukaemia. Diagnosed with the terminal illness in 2010, he wrote some of his most acclaimed… Read More

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“One Day is there of the Series” by Emily Dickinson

By On November 28, 2019

Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest and most distinctive America poets, was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and spent most of her life living there in isolation in her family home. Though… Read More

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“Definition of ‘Fool'” by Marly Youmans

By On November 27, 2019

Marly Youmans is the author of fifteen books, including this year’s The Book of the Red King— a poetry collection from Phoenicia Publishing, in which “Definition of Fool” appears— and the forthcoming… Read More

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“They Call Me Kaiju” and “Dark Matter” by Jesse Waters

By On November 14, 2019

Jesse Waters is currently Director of both the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College and the West Chester University Poetry Center. His first collection of poems, Human Resources, was published by… Read More

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“The Metamorphoses of a Vampire” by Charles Baudelaire (Trans. by Donald Justice)

By On October 31, 2019

Charles Baudelaire was one of the most influential of all French poets and is best known for his notorious collection Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil). He is sometimes called… Read More

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“A Vampire in the Age of AIDS” by Frederick Seidel

By On October 28, 2019

"The most frightening American poet ever— phallus-man, hangman of political barbarism— Seidel is the poet the twentieth century deserved." - Calvin Bedient, The Boston Review… Read More

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“Halloween” by Chad Abushanab

By On October 18, 2019

Chad Abushanab is the author of The Last Visit (Autumn House Press 2019), which won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. He is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at Texas… Read More

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“Sometimes the Corner Is the Best Place to Be” by Philip Dykhouse

By On October 7, 2019

Philip Dykhouse is the author of the forthcoming chapbook Bury Me Here (Toho Publishing 2020). His work has appeared in Spiral Poetry, The Toho Journal, and The Moonstone Press. He was… Read More