Vintage Poems-

I was instantly hooked on this one. I love poems that give the readers an instruction – that tell us how. Plus, the imagery is just gorgeous. Enjoy! Inferno, Meet My Bridges By Rebecca Erickson Ice polishes the streets as a man and a woman struggle to meet on a bridge. They slip, hips hit …

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Vintage Poetry- Strung Out

Simple, gorgeous language that made me think of home. Enjoy! Strung Out by Francie Davis, Belvidere As the sun shines painfully against the miles upon miles of drifted snow, the cattle are strung out one after the other moving eastward single file eighty-two marching purposefully big black snow-capped boulders blowing exhaust through frosted nostrils parting …

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Poetry of Place

I am a place poet. I write about pink interstates and shorn ditches and abandoned homesteads and big rivers and cracked driveways. I write about the way the first golden light breaks over the early prairie as I drive west on I-90 in October. I write about the garbageman who predictably ushers away my recycling …

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Annual Contest Winning Poems: Landscape Category

Congratulations to Katy Beem, John Nelson, and James McEnteer for winning the annual contest in the landscape category! Katy Beem secured first place with her poem “Fortress Instructions,” John Nelson won second place for “Monuments,” and James McEnteer won third place for “Mountain Time.” To view the poems, click the following link: Landscape contest winners …

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Poems, part 2

Here are some more poems that were read at our recent poetry reading. Enjoy! Sidewalk Impressionist -From Fall 2016 Pasque Petals by Brooklyn Gross Kids stampede over my slender fingers, But they don’t break my bones. Bicyclists roll over my palms, Their tires leaving no imprint on my skin. My invisible hands lie on the …

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