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slumber Making a Not-To-Do List
On 12/02/2015 | 3 Comments |

A List of Where I Make Lists on a whiteboard in my kitchen in my ...

Ciosek October “To Everything there is a Season…” by Jessica Ciosek
On 11/06/2015 | 0 Comments |

    Fall is a fallow rotting scent, fallen leaves made wet by heavy rain, ...

Mackenzie October When October by Kristen MacKenzie
On 10/30/2015 | 0 Comments |

October: A Haiku Story Want is a cold wind. I watch the leaves fly soundless ...

woman with sparkler 5 Reasons You Should Submit Your Work to Minerva Rising by Cindy Orna
On 10/29/2015 | 1 Comments |

Here at Minerva Rising we believe that there is creativity and wisdom in every woman. ...

"Write On" Poetic License
On 10/18/2015 | 1 Comments |

Back in January, I wrote about Jane Hirshfield's approach to revision.   In their book The Poet's ...

MacKenzie birds Sept 2015 Birds by Kristen MacKenzie
On 10/02/2015 | 1 Comments |

  I moved to a place where the loudest thing was the waves against the ...

Norma Sept 2015 Placeholders by Norma Schafer
On 09/25/2015 | 1 Comments |

    Summer is laziness, no routine. This week I even slept until ten. Most ...

Rona Sept 2015 37 Degrees, Gray Skies, and a Light Mist by Rona Simmons
On 09/18/2015 | 0 Comments |

  The thermometer on my back porch reads 95 or maybe 98 or perhaps even ...

1-for minerva flowers jeanne julian Sept. 2015 Market by Jeanne Julian
On 09/11/2015 | 2 Comments |

  Market   In gray light between dawn and day, before drudges arrive at their ...

Kirsten MacKenzie - Sept 2015 cover photo The Road by Kristen MacKenzie
On 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments |

    It’s ninety-five degrees and the car windows are down. I can feel the ...

Erin Elizabeth Smith Meet Erin Elizabeth
On 08/31/2015 | 0 Comments |

Meet Erin Elizabeth Smith.  To shake hands with this sassafras, bad-ass, Southern-fine chicken rancher/ college ...

Sarah Bartlett, August 2015 To Dance Face-to-Face: Poems from Sarah Bartlett
On 08/14/2015 | 0 Comments |

The Letter Last Thursday, I received a longed-for gift:  a letter from my dearest friend, ...

Noel Canin, July 2015 Cronelight by Noel Canin
On 08/08/2015 | 0 Comments |

Cronelight? Cronelight. But crones are haggard old creatures with no teeth and hooked noses. Crones, ...

bison at Nachusa - K. Hutchinson, July 2015 Modern Minotaurs: A Poem by Kate Hutchinson
On 07/31/2015 | 0 Comments |

  Modern Minotaurs   The labyrinth at Crete was a mansion, its expansive hallways winding ...

Amsterdam Cheese Market Your Turn to Edit the Poetry Editor
On 07/28/2015 | 5 Comments |

Here's a twist.  Since I'm always reading and editing YOUR poetry, how's about you edit ...

vanilla_milk (2) Book Review: Vanilla Milk: a memoir told in poems by Chanel Brenner
On 07/27/2015 | 0 Comments |

Reviewed by Lindsey Grudnicki   “When Riley’s brother, Desmond, asked, ‘Why did Riley die?’ I ...

Bread - Julian - July 2015 Two Poems by Jeanne Julian
On 07/25/2015 | 0 Comments |

  Making Bread, New Year’s Day For Tim   Shaped like a brain, warm as ...

K MacKenzie July Celebrate by Kristen MacKenzie
On 07/17/2015 | 2 Comments |

I don’t celebrate holidays. “I celebrate every day,” I say if anyone asks. Mostly, I ...

Hollie Sculpture  - Norma, June post A Memory: In the Ceramics Studio by Norma Schafer
On 06/30/2015 | 2 Comments |

    He wore eyeglasses with thick frames, usually black, sometimes tortoise shell that made ...

Carol Roan post photo Friendly Words by Carol Roan
On 06/26/2015 | 3 Comments |

  My mother is smashing my Jack-in-the-box with a broom. I know not to cry. ...