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.)
Sarabande Books posts weekly prompts by its authors.
Here’s one from Mark Jarman. Happy writing!
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.