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Poetry Untethered

  • Photo by Jerry Riley Credits:“Suspend Me / The End of a Love Affair”Music – Wambura Mitaru Spoken Vocal – Ngwatilo MawiyooBacking Vocal – Sara MitaruProduced/Arranged by David “Blackman” Mut...
  •    By Maya Khosla
    Dispersal Oak crickets dedicate their shrilling to the stars:     tireless desire pitched into the jeweled universe          with the most power a chorus of cells can muster. Such surges are rooted at...
  •    By Bill Manhire
    Photo by Ed Swinden Cream torpedoes? The reference is to a Tweet I spotted recently: "A cream torpedo from the Hataitai Bakery! I feel like I am in a poem by Jenny Bornholdt." The Tweeter? Cheryl Bern...
  • Inventing Peace I make this room a country of peace. Within these walls, I am the harmony of an individualwith no nationalism, claims or agenda, no chorus of discord, no borders but redwood wainscott...
  •    By Dana Gioia
    A poem by Dana Gioia / Spanish translation by José Emilio Pacheco The world does not need words. It articulates itselfin sunlight, leaves, and shadows. The stones on the pathare no less real for lying...
  •    By John Mateer
    Mall of the Emirates We don't use the word "exile" anymore,despite meeting in the Mall of the Emirates,that hyperbolic cave, ordering what is expensivepeasant food, while contemplating our prospectson...

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