1/23/2022 – 1/30/2022 Weekly Poem – At Thomas Merton’s Grave – by Spencer Reece

At Thomas Merton’s Graveby Spencer Reece We can never be with loss too long.Behind the warped door that sticks,the wood thrush calls to the monks,pausing upon the stone crucifix,singing: “I am marvelous alone!”Thrash, thrash goes the hayfield:rows of marrow and … Continue reading 1/23/2022 – 1/30/2022 Weekly Poem – At Thomas Merton’s Grave – by Spencer Reece

1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

The Shield of Achilles W. H. Auden – 1907-1973 She looked over his shoulder       For vines and olive trees,    Marble well-governed cities       And ships upon untamed seas,    But there on the shining metal       His hands had put instead    An artificial wilderness       And a sky like lead. A plain … Continue reading 1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

Congratulations to the Monarch Writers’ Jennifer Patino on Having Her Work Published in Free Verse Revolution Issue #4

Free Verse Revolution: a literary & arts magazine You can read Jennifer’s work as well as the other contributors for free at their site. https://freeverserevolution.com/issues/ Continue reading Congratulations to the Monarch Writers’ Jennifer Patino on Having Her Work Published in Free Verse Revolution Issue #4

11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

Here’s an Ocean Tale By Kwoya Fagin Maples My brother still bites his nails to the quick,but lately he’s been allowing them to grow.So much hurt is forgotten with the horizonas backdrop. It comes down to simple math. The beach … Continue reading 11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

[Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses]by Antonella Anedda Published in the Paris Review – Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019) Pindar says the poet must guard the apples of the Muses like a dragon, but I grew … Continue reading 10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

10/24/2021 – 10/31/2021 Weekly Poem – Vanilla Boy – by Tadeusz Dabrowski

Vanilla Boyby Tadeusz Dabrowski Published in The Paris ReviewIssue no. 219 (Winter 2016) Sadomasochistic rain in Leipzig. It slaps the sidewalks.It sticks its fingers down their drains. It relieves itselfin the city center, then washes away the evidence, so thaton … Continue reading 10/24/2021 – 10/31/2021 Weekly Poem – Vanilla Boy – by Tadeusz Dabrowski