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  1. Every Day Inspiration No Comments

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For better or worse, in the U.S., this holiday has become widely recognized as a drinking holiday. Try writing a poem about your most memorable night out on the town. Try to remember every last detail. What were you wearing? Where did you go? What was the weather like? Try to […]


  2. SNOWFLAKES • by J. C. Adelizzi Jr. No Comments

    Snowflakes on a young Spring day, there and yet not, like memories, falling.       J. C. Adelizzi, Jr. is gaining a fresh perspective on life thanks to his two young grandchildren.


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    January 13th is Make Your Dream Come True Day. While not a nationally celebrated holiday here in the U.S., this is a day where we all can take pause and think about our dreams. Whether it is one from childhood, or one created at the start of the new year, they’re all important. Write a […]


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    37 Degrees Askew (Part Two): The soliloquy and internal monologue have been helping us understand the motivations and emotional states of protagonists and heroes such as Richard III, Phillip Marlowe and Spiderman since words were first put to paper.  Creating a poem based around an internal monologue of a famous character is an age old […]

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  7. Every Day Novel • Lifting Up Veronica by K.C. Ball No Comments

    Lifting Up Veronica follows Michael Kovac, a sociologist from Ohio State University, as he travels to rural West Virginia in the summer of 1960 to shoot footage for a documentary during a week-long tent meeting at a Signs Followers church — a Christian sect best known for their practice of handling venomous snakes and participating […]


  8. INSTINCT OBLIVIOUS • by Shane DeMonica 3 Comments

    Little ones protected in pastel overcoats zip through the brown slush. Pink-faced and panting, they venture as far as their mothers allow, searching for signs of life, in empty enclosures. New snow falls gently, its hush covers the railings. “Look, I see one!” a princess proclaims. Her chattering smile shines like a little lamp and […]


  9. GREAT WHITE HERON • by Theodore E. Hovey 7 Comments

    shy hint of white shade of evening – frog tongue ripples on the algal pond gold plumes tine at sunset shine on the dappled waters bright yellow iris, moss-green lore – ominous beak spears shadows flips a fish in the mud-bank silence legs attach to legs above minnows moon-mist on her white sticks surrounds the […]

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    All right, dear readers and fellow writers! The “targeted” submissions dedicated to our “How to Handle Explosives Week” competition are trickling in, but we need some more. We want to have a nice, big pile of poems from which to choose. We want to be covered in submissions. We want your very best explosive work. […]


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