Poetry

Umbrian Odes

Stacked stone holds its cutout against the blue. Old window arches are bricked, having been first covered with concrete and that slagged off. Swallows loop from cracks to air and back, and pigeons perched like gargoyles gently into sleepy, perishable sentries.

Skai's Marriage

After the gods had killed jaza the giant, his daughter Skai took her helmet, mailcoat and weapons, and went to Asgar to avenge his death. The gods wished to make settlement.

Poetic Lives I: Harvey Shapiro, in conversation with Galen Williams

Harvey Shapiro has published 11 books of poetry. His most recent is How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems (Wesleyan University Press, June 2001).

Poetic Lives II: In the Homeless Shelter

All the kids want to write about animals.

Poetic lives III: NYC’s Youth Poetry Scene

he Bringing the Noise youth open mic doesn’t start until 6 pm, but already teenagers swarm the sidewalk outside the venerable Nuyorican Poets Café.

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