Tag Archives: Poetry

Once

by Sandra Salinas Newton

I once looked forward
To waking up
Turning to find you
Sometimes awake
And watching me uncurl from sleep
Your hand stealing its way
To my hip
A quiet morning now bursting
To promise of a dazzling hour. Continue reading

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On Taiko: The Invading Commander to his Soldiers

by Corinne Wohlford Mason

Listen.

When you begin to
hear the drums pound out a rhythm
you’ve reached the city’s edge. Continue reading

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Material Resistance

by Oksana Maksymchuk

Nowhere safe to go
I keep myself hidden in
an anonymous uniform Continue reading

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Calle Ocho y el Mundo

by Sophia Falber

-after a mural of Celia Cruz by Alejandra Seda, 2021

Her name in all its glory:
Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso.
Taking space:
on the page,
on the wall,
on the stage. Continue reading

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Headphones: A Brief History and Other Notes

by Danielle Verwers

I.
Baldwin sold the set he built
there on the kitchen table
to the Navy. Continue reading

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