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.