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National Poetry Month 2017: April 2nd, Maria Hummel

Source: Poetry Foundation Recess By Maria Hummel This is the sound of the bell. It rings, full of brass and the end it brings: once for the children, once for the child who sits alone. His eyes hurt and mild, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2017: April 1st, Maya Angelou

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2017: A Year of Sustained Reading

I have a magazine page taped to the wall of my room. I’ve had it for about 12 years now, torn from the pages of a Shape magazine. It shows a woman standing on what must be a cold beach, … Continue reading

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Recent Reads: 7/14/16

Some books I have read recently really rocked my socks, and I think you should check them out: Boy Erased: Garrard Conley’s memoir of his adolescence as a closeted gay teen, raised in a strict Southern Baptist family and forced … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 28th, Warsan Shire

For women who are ‘difficult’ to love By Warsan Shire you are a horse running alone and he tries to tame you compares you to an impossible highway to a burning house says you are blinding him that he could … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 27th, Aracelis Girmay

Consider the Hands that Write this Letter By Aracelis Girmay after Marina Wilson Consider the hands that write this letter. Left palm pressed flat against paper, as we have done before, over my heart, in peace or reverence to the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2016: April 26th, Jenny Johnson

In the Dream By Jenny Johnson I was alone in a dyke bar we’d traversed before or maybe it was in a way all our dives merging together suddenly as one intergalactic composite, one glitter-spritzed black hole, one cue stick … Continue reading

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