1/16/2022 – 1/23/2022 Weekly Poem – From A Gas Station Outside Providence – By Mike Doughty (Audio)

From A Gas Station Outside Providence - by Mike Doughty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yAbMOqWeQ This kiss, unfinished, lips to receiver in the parking lot,a pucker shot through a fiber optic wireto an answering machinetoward switchboards and stations transmittingin blips to satellites, this kissthrown earthward and shooting downcoils, around pipeline and electric powerlumbering underground,up threads and transistorsand transference points.This... Continue Reading →

1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

The Shield of Achilles W. H. Auden - 1907-1973 She looked over his shoulder       For vines and olive trees,    Marble well-governed cities       And ships upon untamed seas,    But there on the shining metal       His hands had put instead    An artificial wilderness       And a sky like lead. A plain without a feature, bare and brown,   No blade of grass, no sign of neighborhood,Nothing to eat... Continue Reading →

11/14/2021 – 11/21/2021 Weekly Poem – Love Letter Written In a Burning Building – by Anne Sexton

Love Letter Written In A Burning Buildingby Anne Sexton I am in a crate, the crate that was ours,full of white shirts and salad greens,the icebox knocking at our delectable knocks,and I wore movies in my eyes,and you wore eggs in your tunnel,and we played sheets, sheets, sheetsall day, even in the bathtub like lunatics.But... Continue Reading →

10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

[Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses]by Antonella Anedda Published in the Paris Review - Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019) Pindar says the poet must guard the apples of the Muses like a dragon, but I grew up among Christians,I pierced my dragon side by scraping off the scalesthe way I clean... Continue Reading →

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