REJECTION (OR WRITING A POEM)

BY AMELIA ALVAREZ, ’17 It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It still hasn’t happened. Let’s try again. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen. It is […]

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30 POETS/30 DAYS: MARILYN CHIN

MILLENNIUM, SIX SONGS BY MARILYN CHIN I. Black swollen fruit dangling on a limb Red forgotten flesh sprayed across the prairie Parched brown vines creeping over the wall Yellow winged pollen, invisible enemies Boluses without homesteads, grubs without a voice Burrowed deeply into this land’s dark, dark heart Someday, our pods and pupae shall turn […]

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Zoning

BY SAM CHIN,’17 When they put the city together, they built their parks and cemeteries, next one one another. Like that could make a place for the living and the dead in one single government proposal. In Boston, the streets and parks are one, in the evenings, young couples and their children amble through and […]

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30 POETS/ 30 DAYS: ANDREA GIBSON

Andrea Gibson is our Poet of the Day! We absolutely love their poem, “I Sing the Body Electric, Especially When My Power’s Out,” and have included it in the video above. Andrea Gibson has taken the poetry community by storm with their poems on gender, war, class, equality, and sexuality. At 39, Gibson has six […]

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Should Have

BY DHARANI PERSAUD, ’17 I first found you wrapped in the sheets of my thoughts. But you got impatient too soon and kicked them off. I should have said something. But I never wanted you to leave. I should have warned you. I am not all the things I said I was when we first […]

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Pretend

BY SHREYA THATAI, ’17 (AP) – A 16-year old boy from Florida accidently shot his 12-year old brother, instantly killing him. When you asked to play Cowboys and Indians, I pushed you away. Too old. Too mature to Pretend with guns. I don’t play pretend anymore. Not since I turned 16 and grew up. You’re […]

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30 POETS/ 30 DAYS: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

Happy 194th Birthday, Charles Baudelaire!!! Here’s a biography of the young poet from our friends at Poets.org: “The son of Joseph-Francois Baudelaire and Caroline Archimbaut Dufays, Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris on April 9, 1821. Baudelaire’s father, who was thirty years older than his mother, died when the poet was six. Baudelaire was very […]

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