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Flurries

It’s not the falling flakes that halt mebut the quick gust that kicks them,not tenacity of brown leaves clinging to the branchbut how the white shawl settles there, not blackness bleeding on the porous page of the worldbut the sponge … Continue reading

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New Sites

Formerly Poetry for Peace, this site is now dubbed Poetry for Peace and Justice. You might also be interested in the administrator’s poetry blog. Click here for The Real McCoy.  

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The Slim Blade

I’ve been writing meditative poetry for years. In these poems I try to convey a sense of spiritual struggle all seekers share. Here’s the most recent product of this quest: Along the slim blade that divides time from timelessness, a … Continue reading

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Top Ten New Year’s Tips for Poets

(also known as Tune Up Your Engine and Buckle Your Belt: What Your Auto Mechanic-Turned-Horse Trainer Will Never Tell You) 10.  Maintaining your engine requires no wrench, no grease, no change of oil, no gasket, no brake. Even the muscular … Continue reading

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“On Creative Reading”

Two-Year College Association Poetry Month Reading: Kathleen McCoy

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The Arab World and Poetry

In the past couple of weeks the Arab world has rocked with contraries–tumult and calm, insurrection and passivity, violence and nonviolent resistance. Tunis, Cairo, Tehran, and soon possibly Harare and Sana’a–cities not normally on the radar of Americans–are facing precipitous … Continue reading

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I Believe (Redux)

All writers believe in revising, and all the new bloggers I’ve encountered worry about putting themselves “out there,” so I’m supporting my fellow newbies with a first revision of my post from two days ago–strikeouts and all. I am taking … Continue reading

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