Our Crafts

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   Each of us has his own art – The scientist’s: a physical fruition Of a formularization, The salesman’s: a conversation Spiced with nonchalant persuasion, The painter’s: a negotiation Between brush and imagination. And yet, We have our […]

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Mindspace Trespasser

This poetry production explores what happens when that past lover keeps showing up in your most private and protected place: your own mind. The video provides a visualization of a selected poem from Entanglements, Abigail Lorraine’s third collection of poetry. It is titled Mindspace Trespasser, and that’s exactly what an “ex” is. He shows up […]

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The Things You Do for Love

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. Her name was Maura Fitzgerald, and when I saw her in a bookstore, she was my wife, although I didn’t know it at the time.  One of those dark Irish beauties with black hair and pale skin, […]

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OrganCorps

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. I hear Nurse Karen come in and shuffle about the room, cleaning up my blood and retrieving the tools they have used to extract the latest organ from me. My abdomen aches, and I can feel every […]

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Ty

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy.   After seven years, Jennifer had finally done it. She twisted in the last screw and sighed, collapsing into the swivel chair behind her. How much had she sacrificed for this moment? A lot, according to her mother, […]

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Little Thing

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. The motel is halfway between Tybee Beach and nowhere, the last stop for the holiday folks who can’t make the drive in one go. The Value Inn closed so we’re the only place left and we keep busy, […]

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Drops of Red

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. The day had been ordinary until she came home to find her door ajar. Every shadow she’d barely noticed on her way up the sidewalk suddenly looked menacing, and the moon’s cool light turned to steel. A sliver […]

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Love’s Gaze

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. It’s no longer just the two of us. A third party watches our every move. At first, we laughed and played and danced, interrupting only to kiss, but now, with this new being, I hesitate, steal glances at […]

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Poetry Mad Libs, Reading and Open Call for Work

Did you love Mad Libs as a kid? If so, you may enjoy filling in the blanks in the poem Lucy Mad Lib, by Claudia Cortese, a Jersey poet whose work will be featured at an upcoming Jersey City Writers Poetry Reading. The poetry reading will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm ($10 […]

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The Royal Wedding

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. A storm raged on that night, rain and clouds devouring the stars like the maw of the kraken. Wind pounded the castle walls like furious tentacles. In the observatory tower, the royal newlyweds were taking their supper. Minstrels […]

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