Daily Archives: December 29, 2013

Kevin Thornburgh

Kevin Thornburgh is a Los Angeles based poet, earning his MFA at Antioch LA in 2000 and being featured in Barebacklit and its anthology Unwrapped as well as in The Pacific Review and California Quarterly.  His books are on Amazon.com. … Continue reading

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Tope Omoniyi

Professor Tope Omoniyi is the Chair of Sociolinguistics in the Department of Media, Culture and Language, Roehampton University, in London. He is an accomplished scholar with numerous academic publications in sociolinguistics to his name. He is also a poet and … Continue reading

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John Landry

John Landry’s poems have appeared in Elective Affinities, Elohi Gadugi, ditch, Heartfire, Istanbul Literary Review, Xcp cross-cultural poetics, and Perfume River Poetry Review. He read his work at the Library of Congress at the invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks. He served … Continue reading

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At a Café Window with an Empty Glass of Tea

If asked, What do you want from love? An older me, and so a younger one, might have cried out, Everything! and not meant it. The soul of youth fails in its rush toward definition. Now, and after much time, … Continue reading

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After Three Take Dinner

The last time I looked out the windowat the Mississippi River down the road from here,and like I could see it rippling,I was softly toeing around the bedroom like I had a secret.It’s not such a cautious love affair anymore.Dogs … Continue reading

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Musical You

I want to go to California, baby, and write you a song in aggressive fires that threaten every building around us, and I want you to teach me like you can to dance and say words with my body in … Continue reading

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Gazing ’cross Time

I gaze across time – and see the seconds that have passed into years. And the dreams that were mine – have faded with time – laid to waste by my fears; Now undreamt they die then washed away by … Continue reading

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Smile At Me :)

Love to feel your joy, Cuz it lifts me up too; I can never feel alone, Sitting here with you. Love to hear you laugh, As you so often do. Love to watch you smile, Cuz it makes me smile … Continue reading

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Promise Me A Lie

You tell me to promise, so I open my mouth to give you the words that your ears long to hear. But silence comes out. I can’t make a promise that I can’t keep. But you insist. Promise me, you … Continue reading

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Flowers of the Universal Flowering

(after the painting by Pavel Filonov) Flowers grow where no flowers grew take root in the glow of day’s first light. The flowering of the universe from seeds of sacrifice awakened from their sleep of night. Hear the yawn of … Continue reading

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