Spoken Word Poetry / Anna Binkovitz Performs “To the Boy I Would Have Lost My Virginity To” @poemsabouttoast

(photo from Twitter) I discovered this beautiful piece this week. Thought provoking to say the least, and I love her delivery – perfectly on point. From You Tube: “Anna Binkovitz of Macalester College performs a poem during the prelims of the 2012 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.” Please connect with Anna at @poemsabouttoast Thanks!

Poetry / “Numbers”

Numbers Two of us and six beers later huddled in the back seat of a ’78 Plymouth parked in the dark behind the Eighth Avenue Church shirt pulled off and skirt hiked mid-thigh exposing goose-pimpled inner thighs discussing that morning’s 2nd period Physics class while making out to Jackson 5 static from B104 FM travelingContinue reading “Poetry / “Numbers””

Poetry / “Diner placemat love note”

I have become a front porch Bell jar wino looking for yesterday But all I want is to be a back alley junkie freebasing glimpses of tomorrow And on each day of your absence I’ve received a morphine drip of your perceived value While fearing the dark and squinting to find your fading light AtContinue reading “Poetry / “Diner placemat love note””

Spoken Word Thursday – Gage Wallace performs “Joseph Speaks To Mary” @ButtonPoetry

I’m pretty sure that there is some blasphemy in here somewhere (!!) but this is beautiful nonetheless. Please enjoy Gage Wallace’s reading of “Joseph Speaks To Mary”on Button Poetry!

#PoetryWednesday – “Aladdin’s lamp”

Aladdin’s lamp Beneath where your hair falls when wet and just above where my arms rest during morning shower hugs is a birthmark in the shape of a magic lamp that used to make you laugh but has made me thankful each day for our too-brief one thousand and one nights and beyond my armContinue reading “#PoetryWednesday – “Aladdin’s lamp””

Spoken Word Thursday (New Year’s edition): Eric Darby’s “Scratch and Dent Dreams”

I cannot think of any better way to enter the new year than to listen to Eric Darby’s performance of “Scratch and Dent Dreams” from the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals. If you’ve seen this before you already know that it’s tremendous!

Reblog Tuesday: Chelsea Coreen’s “The Patron Saint of Drunk Girls at Homecoming Dances” @chelseacoreen

During my weekly spin through the poetry blogosphere I was happy to come across the site of Chelsea Coreen (link below) and in doing so was struck by her poem “The Patron Saint of Drunk Girls at Homecoming Dances” – first, because the title is provocative and then because the work itself is wonderful.  Here itContinue reading “Reblog Tuesday: Chelsea Coreen’s “The Patron Saint of Drunk Girls at Homecoming Dances” @chelseacoreen”

Retro Post Monday: Excerpt from “She’s as sweet as”

Since this short story was drawn from real life it has always been one of my favorites! Please click through and enjoy this excerpt from “She’s as sweet as”!! https://stevenharz.com/2012/10/03/excerpt-from-shes-as-sweet-as/

Spoken Word Thursday (weekend edition): “Resurrection” by #DylanGarity from @ButtonPoetry

Due to Christmas we skipped over Spoken Word Thursday, so this week we have a special weekend edition. This is a very powerful and thought-provoking piece by Dylan Garity called “Resurrection” – enjoy. “Jesus was not resurrected by God, he was brought back by people who told his stories.”

Reblog Tuesday: a Christmas-tinted poem by @nicolepasq titled “She unfolded” at @TipsyLit

Although not really a Christmas poem, since this piece mentions Christmas, and is a great read, I’m counting it! We have visited Tipsy Lit before – a lot of great stuff over there! Also, we have featured Nicole Marie in the past and I’m sure we will again – I really like her work. http://tipsylit.com/2014/12/20/she-unfolded/

Poetry / “Abandoned funhouse mirror maze”

Abandoned funhouse mirror maze I’d been in need of something sturdy to stand next to because your kiss was so violent that it bruised and had purpose but that was before now and after then and I know why you had to leave Now I have empty buckets filled with blank letters that I’ve wantedContinue reading “Poetry / “Abandoned funhouse mirror maze””

Spoken Word Thursday: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Heaven, or Whatever’ @Koyczan

Shane Koyczan,once again, nails it, which is why he’s back for this week’s Spoken Word Thursday. With ‘Heaven, or Whatever’ he once again nails it as this is funny, sad, thought-provoking, and well worth the few minutes it takes to watch – personally this week I’ve watched it at least a half dozen times. Enjoy!

Reblog Tuesday: Michael Lee’s “Pass on” @MichaelLeeWrite

I really like Michael Lee’s poem titled “Pass on” – so for this week’s Reblog Tuesday we visit his Tumblr page.  Please do yourself a favor (!!) and take a look at these powerful words and fantastic production. “The theory of six degrees of separation was never meant to see how many people we couldContinue reading “Reblog Tuesday: Michael Lee’s “Pass on” @MichaelLeeWrite”

Reblog Tuesday: “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes” by Doc Luben @BarkingDoc

In this week’s episode of Reblog Tuesday we visit the blog of Oregon-based poet Doc Luben – ‘Diesel Powered Rag Doll’ – and specifically his poem titled “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes”. This poem is terrific in written form, and is very powerfully delivered in spoken word (coming soon…). Enjoy! https://doclubenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/90701663175/14-lines-from-love-letters-or-suicide-notes

#FridayReads: “Tie-Dyed tomorrow”

Deep in a well called yesterday your love letters to me water damaged and smelling like the year before last are attached with twigs to the mossy stone wall attempting to dry while the fairy tale’s damp blue ink separates on the pages surrounding me with a tie-dyed tomorrow absent of us for now, soContinue reading “#FridayReads: “Tie-Dyed tomorrow””

10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note”

Bullet proof sandwich board love note Long ago and far away I discovered chiseled hieroglyphics on cave walls by torchlight that foretold the story of how we would meet Then I drew our future with chalk on your sidewalk so vividly that it was erased by your father’s hose before April showers could wash itContinue reading “10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note””