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Jasmine Carter Blog #2 Still I Rise

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou         You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset … Continue reading

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Gantt Bone- Vernal Observations by Elizabeth Alexander

The forsythia cascades quiver No breeze blowing any where else? Gazing, again, ah the blossoms A goldfinch constructing her nest!   This being a four lined poem, and one of the three poems she has published, the selection was hard … Continue reading

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Rising up through battles

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Miriam Jones Poetry Blog Post #2

Bob Dylan performance of his poem The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol

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Miriam Jones Poetry Blog Post #2 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol

William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie CarrollWith a cane that he twirled round his diamond ring fingerAt a Baltimore hotel society gath’rin’.And the cops was called in and his weapon took from himAs they rode him in custody down to the … Continue reading

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Gantt Bone- Blues by Elizabeth Alexander

Blues I am lazy, the laziest girl in the world. I sleep during the day when I want to, ’til my face is creased and swollen, ’til my lips are dry and hot. I eat as I please: cookies and … Continue reading

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“East India Grill Villanelle” by Cecilia Woloch   Across the table, Bridget sneaks a smile; she’s caught me staring past her at the man who brings us curried dishes, hot and mild.  His eyes are blue, intensely blue, hot sky; his hair, dark … Continue reading

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