poem

A Lady’s Choice: A reflection on Diane di Prima’s “Brass Furnace Going Out: Song, after an Abortion”

Diane di Prima is a woman’s poet to the very core of her diction. She is not a woman’s poet…

2 years ago

Saint Francis

“I love St. Francis of Assisi as well as anybody in the world.” Desolation Angels Once a sybarite youth and…

7 years ago

Tristessa

Tristessa Black tresses Dirty dresses You mess-a Mucha lucha, Muchacha, señorita Esperanza Junk is a drag “It is a way…

7 years ago

Of the Beautiful Alene Lee

It was Paradise Alley so long ago In the alphabet downtown east Lived a subterranean in clouds of strong dark…

7 years ago

Doctor William S. Sax and Bird of Paradise

Doctor William S. Sax and Bird of Paradise Faust Part Three Sad Catholic childhood as dark nuns weep in rain…

7 years ago

Young Charlie Parker

“All you need is one person in your whole life to really be listening.” i Young Charlie Parker Lester Young,…

7 years ago

Lobster Tail in Downtown Red Bank

Lobster tail in downtown Red Bank A big lovely lobster tail sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar Takes up the white cardboard…

7 years ago

Howls of 9/11 Attacks

Howls of 9/11 attacks Moloch skyscrapers stood looming monstrously large Crowning the shining Battery of Manhattan Two planes crashed south…

8 years ago

Jackie

Jackie-ing Jackie reading Jack Ker-o-uac Black Jack Bouvier Parlez-vous … français? jack be nimble jack be spry jack jump over…

8 years ago

Chinatown, KL

Orange-clad monk beggar Pot-in-hand winding Through crowds, wailing Complaining not of poverty But of some existential trauma Howling to the…

9 years ago

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