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I do not own my body…

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I do not own my body. Merely a short term rental of the dying star strewn Lego atoms that have already been the tip of a fern, the colon of a triceratops, the beak of a puffin, […]

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Notes from the Occupation

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   In the late afternoon as the summer sun shines upon us we stand in this dusty motor pool among the Hum-vees and Sus-vees that slumber like lions in this valley near the Rhine. They call this place […]

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The Giving Girl

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   He asks me to So I tear the skin away from my face. He puts the meat in his mouth and chews and swallows. He doesn’t taste its sugar and spice. He doesn’t notice how it bounces […]

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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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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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