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Rwanda Suite: Basketball

by Steven Gowin, posted 11 hours ago 5252 views00 comments00 favs

You make a wedding gift personal, see, otherwise you go on the register. I was new to weddings, so I'd looked it up, and even NPR said don't go on the register.

Bookstore Reading, Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

by Jerry Ratch, posted 38 hours ago 3939 views22 comments22 favs

There’s someone in the audience who is immolating himself Cutting his own leg over and over with a pen knife And groaning: “Oh God, oh God” And all I can think from up at the podium is This guy must absolutely hate these poems I am reading

Charlie Rose Interview With Jeff Spicoli, October 3, 2001

by Chris Okum, posted 40 hours ago 5858 views44 comments33 favs


Summer, finito

by Kitty Boots, posted 43 hours ago 4040 views1010 comments77 favs

one season slips into another

The Conversation

by Philip F. Clark, posted 44 hours ago 5353 views55 comments55 favs

It was always your body that told so much -- lips working some secret out


by Beatrice Louise, posted 2 days ago 6565 views22 comments22 favs

I heard that Hollywood is remaking “Thelma and Louise” with Christina Ricci and that dark haired girl who worked on a show that plays on the television. I heard it either from the internet or from a dream. I thought about looking it up, but I don't…

Death's Honesty (5)

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 5555 views55 comments55 favs

“Man...I...I loved them!”

The hills above St Florent

by Neil McCarthy, posted 2 days ago 127127 views44 comments33 favs

Eighty years since we last leaned to the Right, we have already dug trenches in our head, built walls between skins and gods.

Any poem is possible

by Gita M. Smith, posted 3 days ago 122122 views1313 comments1111 favs

I wrangle word juice from the Oxford American, sighing at photographs of blues musicians with solemn lakes for eyes.

Gravity as Destiny

by Gary Hardaway, posted 5 days ago 8383 views1313 comments88 favs

Falling// is something that comes quite naturally/ to puffed up things. Like the soufflé


by Tim Young, posted 5 days ago 6565 views88 comments44 favs

on cd I make john hiatt does not smash perfectly good guitar


by Rachna K., posted 5 days ago 6969 views77 comments55 favs


First Kiss

by Lorna Garano, posted 6 days ago 8282 views1111 comments77 favs

The feel of the lifeguard's tongue surprised me. It was like wet leather, not smooth, and it had an unexpected stiffness to it. When Susan and I practiced we kept our tongues to ourselves. I wasn't sure if this was because to French…

Meditation on a Pomegranate

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted Sep 19, 2016 7272 views66 comments66 favs



by Gary Percesepe, posted Sep 18, 2016 152152 views88 comments44 favs

Like a blank rumor of/ice and smoke you worked on me


by Ed Higgins, posted Sep 17, 2016 8686 views55 comments44 favs

bassackward/in the surreal/bathroom mirror

A Debt No Honest Man Can Pay

by Bill Yarrow, posted Sep 16, 2016 146146 views1919 comments1414 favs

I'm sitting here listening to Nebraska and it's / breaking my heart

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