Category Archives: Poetry

Cast A Vote for Hope Wambui Ochieng

Please cast a vote for the young poetess Hope Wambui Ochieng from Kibera in the Little Ms Kenya Contest 2020 by going to this URL https://pageantvote.es/pageants/2375/contestants/13735 Asante

Cumberland County Kingdom

From the Kezar Pond to Saco Bay. Old Orchard Beach to Bailey’s Island. The land of my youth The summer camp on Watchic Pond Built by my grandfather. An orphan became a frontline surgeon in WWI France. A retreat from the horrors to Maine With a nurse, my grandmother. A noble woman from a 9th […]

28 W. 15th Street/A friendship With Somebody Else – by Dakota Pollock

This summer I sold out and bought an a/c Artists were meant to suffer To transform their suffering Into understanding and hope By altering perspective For those who were unable To find it in themselves But now, I was no good. I was heat struck and heat warped Caught in a fire like ash dump […]

Le Beaute de la the Haute Savoie

Le Beaute de la Haute Savoie The northern wind hummed against the hotel room’s windows. The blonde actress stripped off her clothes and lay naked on double bed. The pillow embraced her face. Downstairs in the hotel bar the film crew celebrated the film’s wrap. Wine wine and more wine. The English loved their drink […]

THE ERA OF ERRORS – EAST VILLAGE 1970

I have come to realize that in the 70s we sought refuge in the East Village not to escape famine violence or economic misfortune, but the repression of America’s White Majority. We were welcomed by the poor, befriended by drug dealers, and found solace in the warmth of exile in a neighborhood burning building by […]