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Sacred Waters

Poems by Franca Hernandez Poetry opened doors to me for political activism and lately activism brings me back to poetry. “Water Is Life”, a poem of protest, is my visceral reaction to a picture of teepees on the prairie against...

17TH ANNUAL SILVERTON POETRY FESTIVAL

Silverton Poetry Festival Schedule of Events: Friday through Sunday February 24-26, 2017 On the spring-anticipating last weekend of February, the Silverton Poetry Association (SPA) hosts its yearly festival. The events are...

America Was Never Great

By Kendra Moe    The night of the election, my three roommates and I sat in our living room, our hearts beating and eyes glued to our phones. We checked the polls excessively, barely speaking, waiting and watching in horror as...

Three Thoughts on Open Mic Poetry

by Marc Janssen Next up… Hands shaking, a voice that is searching for heart-hurt words, eyes listing from the screen of a dying cell phone. Next up… A slight senior woman, in precise staccato, tours her springtime...

No Constant Hues – poems by Eleanor Berry

Review by Steve Slemenda    Shortly after Eleanor Berry’s most recent volume of poetry, No Constant Hues was published last year, I commented to her that I was reading the poems slowly, one at a time, relishing and digesting...

POETRY & BOOZE

Do poets drink for inspiration and not for other reasons that critics are hell-bent on discovering? This rhetorical question has been as thoroughly discussed as has the belief that poets and other artists are more “sensitive”...

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