Category Archives: Poetry

Free Verse by Jackie Chou

reflections todaythe sum of things slowly dissolvesas I, in sunshades, sit on a shorenot functioning up to parI have lost the sparkthe ocean waves crash againstmy outstretched feettouching my toesI feel myself sink into the golden sanduntil I am no … Continue reading

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Judges’ Reviews Are In– “Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing”

These are the latest reviews of my new book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing from the judges of the prestigious contest, Benjamin Franklin Awards (2021). The contest is conducted by the Independent Book Publishers Association. I am proud!   … Continue reading

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Poem by Maureen Weldon

AND I DON’T KNOW WHY Somehow I’ve ended up here and I don’t know why I’ve ended up here but I’ve ended up here.   Somehow I met you and I know how that was meeting you.   I crossed … Continue reading

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The Clock by Paul Beech

THE CLOCK He’s here with me now, my kid bro from the south. A brilliant inventor, patents registered, top prizes won. Until stricken with early dementia.   We’re in North Wales, not far from the sea, at a Fabrics and … Continue reading

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Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

new green leaveson trees that knew the colorsof dramatic autumn in silence sometimesand in small ways new dreams grow   by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA)  

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Poetry Open Mic: Read Your Poems to a Global Audience!

Charlotte Digregorio has organized a poetry open mic, for all from everywhere, Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time). For those who’d like a global audience for their poetry through Zoom, this Winnetka (IL) Public Library-sponsored event, will spotlight … Continue reading

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Poem by Karen Harvey (North Wales)

Missing i. Frantically he searched their hotel room but he couldn’t find her even though the door was locked on the inside.   He ran out onto the balcony peering through the darkness at the next, wondering if she had … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Guy Stephenson

Veldtschoen A big fat sonorous word, it intrigued my ten year old mind. The bumpy leather, the clumpy soles the ring of the heels on our flagged kitchen floor. The very impressive weight of them and knowing how much they … Continue reading

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Poem by Larry Janowski (USA)

Religious Poem by Larry Janowski I hear you secretly groaning, Jesus Christ— not religion! Well, yes, but not a sermon in poem’s clothes, but the thick Latin root of religion, the lig of it — as in ligament, tough stuff … Continue reading

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Calling All Poets! Read Your Poetry at the Global Open Mic

Thank you so much to all those who attended “Write and Publish Great Poetry,” my global Zoom workshop last Sunday. It was sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, just outside of Chicago–USA. I am grateful to the Library for … Continue reading

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