When There’s Lightning
Read the skies for storms
Thunder rolling in
Close the doors
Close your eyes
Hold fast to your breaking heart, darling
The sky is a velvet black,
stallion stampeding stopping for no one.
Thunder treading ground
There’s a tornado surely coming
Clouds are crying
Tossing thunder like children throw tantrums
Whipping winds howling
Peek from your covers
Peek out the windows
Singing birds and sunshine
But you know
there’s thunder coming for you
It’s all in your head
But there’s thunder rolling in
Barrier, Poetic Door
(by David Sizer)
Why is this door locked?
I can’t understand.
I’ve shown nothing
Your anger came,
like it always does,
from nowhere at all.
What void is there inside you?
That you feel you must so desperately fill?
Ok, fine, maybe I wasn’t
always so nice to you.
Can you blame me though?
It’s hard to show my affection
when you keep locking yourself
behind a door.
This Sunday, 12 noon to 7, the Philly Zine Fest will happen in West Philly.
WHEN: Sunday, August 28
Noon to 7 p.m.
WHERE The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Hours and general information: http://www.phillyvoice.com/phillys-zine-scene-will-gather-together-university-city-festival/
Shameless promotion for Writers Room at Drexel:
Later this fall, on Oct. , Mary Tasillo of Soapbox will conduct a zine-making workshop for part of our NEA Big Read festival. We are reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
For more on that, visit: http://www.neabigread.org/communities/?community_id=2250
(image from ZF Facebook page)
Write about what has or will happen here. Write about the lines, objects, materials, structures, etc.
Do you know this place?
(These photos taken 7/2014 in woods next to Princeton Friends Meeting and Princeton Friends School.)
Reading some of these poems seems to always inspire me to either start a new poem or look up the work of a new or old-favorite poet.
Omnidawn contests guidelines (including new one, broadside contest)
(broadside contest deadline is 10/17).
Omnidawn features fabulist fiction and hybrid forms.The judge for broadside contest is Norma Cole.
For more on Texture Press and resources on teaching and writing, visit the Texture Press wiki, here:
Notice many resources, also, that teachers may find helpful in teaching online writing and literature classes.
Call for submissions for Nerve Lanternn 10.
Particular interest in performance, performative texts, reviews of performance, poets theater texts.
[image from Nerve Lantern website]
Deadline: October 1, 2016