NaPoMo: Poem for April 30

So today is the last day.You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. I Cannot Live With You (640)Emily Dickinson I cannot live with You –It would be Life –And Life is over there –Behind the Shelf The Sexton keeps the Key to –Putting upOur Life – His Porcelain –Like a Cup […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 29

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. One from our current Poet Laureate. ErrataCharles Simic Where it says snowread teeth-marks of a virginWhere it says knife readyou passed through my boneslike a police-whistleWhere it says table read horseWhere it says horse read my migrant’s bundleApples are to remain applesEach time a […]

April 30: Wear Red to End Sexual Violence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and you may recall that earlier this month I participated in Blog Against Sexual Violence Day. There are a lot of events that have happened during April to raise awareness of sexual violence, and I’ve missed a lot of them for a few reasons – but tomorrow is one […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 28

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. TrashBJ Ward It was something like lovethat called my mother up at 3amto rise for the Star-Ledger—deliver the papers to the paper deliverers,her Chevy truck rumbling down Rt. 31,passing the same cops, the same delivery trucksheading northbound. It is something like lovethat made that […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 27

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. Red BerriesJane Hirshfield Again the pyrocanthus berries redden in rain,as if return were return. It is not. The familiar is not the thing it reminds of.Today’s yes is different from yesterday’s yes.Even no’s adamance alters. From painting to painting,century to century,the tipped-over copper pot […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 26

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. DisconnectDonna Vorreyer Your boyfriend falling asleep while you’re on the phone with him could be taken as an insult, I suppose, but when you’re fifteen and in love, just the idea that he is breathing on the other end of the line is intoxicating. […]

technological advancement in the bunting-huneke household.

I finally got a life – and an iPod. I was using an old iPod shuffle that my aunt gave me, one of these jammy-jams:and it just up and died on me a couple weeks ago. So I decided it was time to get with the technological program. I bought this little dude:the 2nd generation […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 25

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. You Can Have ItPhilip Levine My brother comes home from workand climbs the stairs to our room.I can hear the bed groan and his shoes dropone by one. You can have it, he says. The moonlight streams in the windowand his unshaven face is […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 24

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. Reasons to QuitMichelle Bitting Not because I got tired of waking up every morning with a sour taste in my mouth, or seeing my teeth in the mirror slowly morph from white to brown. I loved smoking. Nothing better than a long hot drag […]

NaPoMo: Poem for April 23

You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here. This is my favorite Hughes poem. Theme for English BLangston Hughes The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you— Then, it will be true. I wonder if it’s that simple?I am twenty-two, colored, born […]