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Spoken Word Event Review: When Love Meets the Wave (Ireland)

Kevin Bateman hosts live poetry performances from places of natural beauty or spiritual significance, primarily in Ireland. An event takes place Feb 17 at the Phoenix Park (County Dublin, Ireland) – more details on that can be found at Last summer he led a troupe of his fellow poets and writers to the Cliffs…
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Let’s reverse the roles, by Delaney Daly

let’s reverse the roles this time, i’ll be the heartbroken edges of a love triangle. i’ll wear a tattooed smile & lime green liver bruises from too many seven dollar bottles of year-aged merlot. i’ll be emotionally stable, respectful of your time & space, & when i ask if i can bother you on your…
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Four Poems, by Larry O. Dean

Chopped: Algebra Edition What I’ve made for you today is a real reunion of broken parts, a deconstruction, if you will, in the style of Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi’s “Rules of Reintegration and Reduction,” whereby thickening and intensifying the flavor of certain quadratic equations is achieved by boiling rapidly                               vectors, matrices,…
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When you’re expecting by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #5]

I try to distribute the weight across the mattress because my side of the bed has formed a dent. It could be because the bed is cheap and shitty but it could also be because I’ve been suffering from an anxious depression for the past three years and have literally made an impression of the…
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The Case for Legalizing Marijuana in NYC by Shawn Hudson [Poetic Thoughts #2]

Legalization of recreational and medical marijuana across the United States has been becoming a huge and well-timed trend, taking place over the last decade in states such as Colorado, Washington, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and a few others. There are benefits to legalizing Mary Jane and it becoming available to marijuana consumers. One benefit would be…
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Contra Flow by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #4]

This week in particular has been full of what I would call predators. If not outright attackers then peripheral vultures and scavengers. It all starts with the induction of fear. Fear is something I know well. Fear and I are tight. Ever since the beginning of my institutionalized learning, aka public schooling, fear and I…
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Supertaster by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #3]

Romance, it wakes you at twilight after circles across the floors of your ancestors with a dashing soul. After a decade without a breath on your shoulder, how could one ever give up such a feeling? The precious cargo of one’s lineage on the line is enough to eliminate the once absolute necessity of seduction.…
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The times, they are a-changing

Sometimes it’s just for fun. Sometimes it’s out of necessity. Sometimes it’s carefully planned. One thing is for certain – the only thing that doesn’t change, is that everything changes. It’s been a while since we started to promote the best literature we could find – be it in prose, poetry, music even. There’s a…
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Acceptable by Kelly Grieve [Catechize #2]

Acceptance. I often analyze words among many other things and I when I find myself at odds with a word, I seek its most literal reference. So, to get to the root of it, I pulled up the definition. Firstly: “The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered (such as a bribe).”  Secondly:…
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Stones, by Kathryn Toolan

  a line of red makes its slow journey to the bottom of my chin it tickles but in the bad way it began in a freshly dug hole not of my own making that had a basin in my scalp i was wired drunk and young and this wasn’t the first time there are…
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