Review: The Eagle Tree — Donvé Lee

New review of The Eagle Tree from South African writer Donvé Lee. When this tender complex story found me, I was steeped in pandemic misery, lamenting the suicidal trajectory humanity seems intent on following. The Eagle Tree, told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old...

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Poem: New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

Rosh Hashanah - Sept 6 - 8, 2021 new year. Ned Hayes   Rosh Hashanah comes this year on a day of cool wind, a breathtaking portent of winter taking the world, rude lover tossing the sheets away. in autumn the sadness of all things is greatest for now the world...

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Poem: Do You Consider Writing to be Therapeutic?

Andrew Grace After my father died I should have gone to therapy. I tried instead to solve my grief with alcohol and poems. Now I am almost 40 and all I can tell you about grief is that when I found my father on the floor of the machine shed the radio was on and wind...

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Poem: August, Mary Oliver

August Mary Oliver   . . When the blackberries hang swollen in the woods, in the brambles nobody owns, I spendall day among the high branches, reaching my ripped arms, thinking of nothing, cramming the black honey of summer into my mouth; all day my body accepts...

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Poem: George Floyd — by Terrance Hayes

By Terrance Hayes Audio: Read by the author. You can be a bother who dyes his hair Dennis Rodman blue in the face of the man kneeling in blue in the face the music of his wrist- watch your mouth is little more than a door being knocked out of the ring of fire around...

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