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This poem by Christopher “Loma” Soto over at The Offing: Home, A Villanelle I’m broken like a wishbone. Everything at The Offing, really. – Writers of color, check out @writersofcolor on Twitter for submission opportunities. – Cecilia Vicuña on the key of teaching and creating safe and warm learning spaces: “zero ego.” – On this note, the … Continue reading

Poetry Pairings

Poetry pairing: “sometimes all we had was a head nod to a beat to sustain us”

The dynamic lecture Tara Betts delivered at AWP14 in Seattle, “Life is Good: How hip-hop channels duende,” is now up at Poetry. Betts beautifully weaves details from her personal life, hip-hop culture and lyrics, and quotations from Lorca on duende into a poignant affirmation on life (facing death) and the power of art. When I consider duende and hip-hop, I see … Continue reading

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Re-

I write because I don’t know what to write. Every day is just another day distant from & toward another death. This is the irreconcilable that we again & again try to reconcile. Re-, the repeating of an action. re re re re re re re re re re re re & Every time I visit my … Continue reading