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Three For Earth Day—National Poetry Month 2021

Today is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day and as is our custom we celebrate with verse.  We are featuring three very different poemsnew and old. Baron Wormser was born in 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Covid and Refugees Performance Poem by Emi Mahmoud—National Poetry Month 2021

Emi Mahmoud at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships. When this blog first took notice of Emi Mahmoud for our National Poetry Month series in 2016 she was a  Yale senior who was bornin Darfur

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Obituary New Murfin Verse—National Poetry Month 2021

Short and maybe not so sweet.  The concluding words of this piece came to me in a dreamand were only preserved because I woke and scrawled them on a bedside scrap of paper before the evaporatedas most

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Astonishment by Cristina Peri Rossi—National Poetry Month 2021

                                        Cristina Peri Rossi. I have to thank my Facebook friend poet Jerry Pendergast for sharing this poem the other day.   It speaks to me in so many ways as a person

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A Renaissance in Harlem—National Poetry Month 2021

From time to time there are magical, fertile places—communitiesthat for one reason or another fairly burst with new energy and creativity producing artists of all sorts, each seeming to gain strength

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