ISSN 1538-1080

Category: Poetry

9/11 and 11/9 – Six Songs About Two World-Changing Events

I grew up deeply influenced by, and singing, the socially relevant songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and later the amazingly well crafted lyrics of the Canadian Stan Rogers. For half a century, theres been little popular interest in songs like these. Now, however, we face wholesale loss of consensus

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My eyes move up and gaze at the bare brown branches behind my windows, moving towards me and away from me, to the right and to the left, defining with each movement their range of motion. The mottled grey sky shifts, approaches and retracts as the branches shake and twist and bend. A big sigh

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Black and White Photo Project

The project emerges The idea for the black & white photo project occurred to me several years ago, when I realized my young kids (then around 7 and 5) had no words for, and no emotional baggage around, racial differences. They were in a relatively integrated school (Project Learn School) in a relatively integrated neighborhood

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A Doctor’s Instruments

People always think of A stethoscope or scalpel But its your old wooden chair That youll use the most Sitting face to face with someone Hands folded in your lap You will read there And ponder, write, make calls

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Mauve? Gallery

The Mauve? Gallery is an art gallery made unique by virtue of its location: the gallery occupies a small cubicle in a large office building in downtown Berkeley, California. Founded in March of 2009, we endeavor to curate shows of new and interesting work, and in the process make one workplace a legitimate site of

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Tango: A Deeper Look

One of the incredible things about tango is that it is so multi-dimensional: art, hedonism, competitiveness, healing. Its all there. Daniel Trenner Tango Maestro and Revivalist, Northampton, Massachusetts Tango is a strange beast. Its intimate embrace and intertwining legwork prove as irresistible for some as they are intimidating for others. Erotic images typify the portrayal

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The Last Leaf

To lifeOr deathNow do you cling;Why this life in limbo?Harken now, warbler singTo share with youThis bent bough.

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Laughter for Life

Humor is an antidote to worry. We hear a lot these days about the benefits of living in the present moment, about being in the flow. Worry and certain other emotions keep us stuck in the past or future. The thing is, its okay to look at the past or future. Just dont stare! One

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The Longest 2 Minutes

The longest 2 minutes Of my entire 28-year existence Came after 40 weeks and 2 days of waiting. Heart beat racing 90% anticipation No way to prepare for what I was facing

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