Poem: Red Wine Spills —L. Ash Williams

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Red Wine Spills —L. Ash Williams I am hovering over this rug with a hair dryer on high in my hand I have finally, inevitably, spilled red wine on this impractically white housewarming hand-me-down from my cousin, who clearly, and incorrectly, thought this was a good idea With the help of a little panic, sparkling […]

Poem: Forgetfulness ~ Alfonsina Storni

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Forgetfulness ~ Alfonsina Storni Translated by Marion Freeman and Mary Crow Lydia Rosa: today is Tuesday and it’s cold. In your gray stone house, you sleep at the edge Of the city. Do you still hang onto your lovesick heart Now that you’ve died of love? I’ll tell you what’s happening. The man you adored, […]

Academy of American Poets First Book Award – Deadline November 16, 2020

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For my US-based poets: The Academy of American Poets First Book Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week […]

Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in Old Norse

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Something a bit different for your Friday – a  cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with the lyrics translated into Old Norse! The creator, who goes my the moniker “the_miracle_aligner”, has a Youtube channel with several videos of popular songs translated into Old Norse, Latin, and other languages—he calls it “Bardcore” music. Turn it up […]

Poem: The Red Poppy—Louise Glück

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The Red Poppy —Louise Glück The great thing is not having a mind. Feelings: oh, I have those; they govern me. I have a lord in heaven called the sun, and open for him, showing him the fire of my own heart, fire like his presence. What could such glory be if not a heart? […]

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