I am not afraid of the act of falling. I am not afraid of going or being up. I am not afraid of being hurt. I am afraid of the space in between beginning to go down and being down.
In 1995, Geoff Carter, Gregory Crosby & Dayvid Figler decided to do what was then commonly referred to as a “spoken word event” at the Enigma Garden Cafe…
It’s like a box of broken crayons where nearly every crayon is the same color and being used to draw a picture of a box of broken crayons in all the same color.
If wives or mothers were the essential undergirding for the world’s business, run by men, did I want to walk away from the chance to be essential? No. But I wanted more.
Wendy Chin-Tanner. Poet, writer, editor, educator, mother, wife, daughter, New York native, Portland transplant.
I admit I wrote a Leonard Cohen poem once. I was young—
I am truly sorry not everyone has good parents, but you need friends, not a mom you just met. You’re a grown ass woman, not the Little Match Girl.
With a glance of your eyes you could plunder all the wealth of songs struck from poets’ harps, fair woman! -Rabindrath Tagore, (“With a glance of your eyes…”)
Dena Rash Guzman’s first book of poems is Life Cycle, out now from Dog on a Chain Press. Dena is not only a great poet, a bold feminist and a great editor, but she’s also a greatly genuine and good-hearted woman. Her work is comical, sensual, hearty and nourishing (and that’s not just because there’s …