PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS – XXXVI

The following poets and poems have been nominated by 10×3 plus for 2010: Michael Gessner, “HOODOOS” Michael Gessner, “PARTHENOGENESIS” Mary Christine Delea, “Occupants” Lamont Palmer, “Politician in a Boat” Michael Bazzett, “Rooms and Days” Sonja James, “Passing Storm at Woods Hole” PUSHCART PRIZE selections for […]

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Primrose – Tomas de Faoite

Delicate childhood flowersflourishing in shady places.Raindrops with second thoughtstrying to get back to the sun,or the sun with second thoughtswanting back what it didn’t needbillions of years before.No wonder they smell so fragile,an almost indecisive smell,not knowing where to belong,here, in shady placesor back at […]

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from THIS GREAT UNKNOWING – Denise Levertov

from “Celebration” “Brilliant, this day–a young virtuoso of a day.Morning shadows cut by sharpest scissors,deft hands. And every prodigy of green–whether it’s ferns or lichens or needlesor impatient points of bud on spindly bushes–greener than ever before.” from This Great Unknowing, LAST POEMSDenise LEVERTOV Sue Ann […]

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Appalachian Night – Mark Jackley

Enfolded by pure darknessa train slips through the hills,past the occasional litter of homesleaking yellow light. In a kitchen windowthe silhouette of an enormous man who thinks,gazing at the train,he could love anyone on board. Mark JACKLEYCollected in THERE WILL BE SILENCE WHILE YOU WAITPlain […]

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September 11, 2001 – Mark Jackley

Returning in darknessto her mother’s, my two-year-old glancedat our neighborhood woodsand whispered, Listen, monsters. Before I could reason with hershe climbed into my arms,placed a tiny hand on my mouthand commanded, Shhh. Mark JACKLEYCollected in THERE WILL BE SILENCE WHILE YOU WAIT, Plain View Press Sue Ann […]

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