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Ride the wave: random poem Tuesdays

“So maybe this random poem found on a Tuesday still means something to me. And maybe it will speak to you, too.”

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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Robert Krut

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"I try to treat anything magical, or surreal, or possibly out of the framework of waking life, as entirely real, and concrete, and then let it appear in the poems." - Robert Krut, in an interview with Svetlana Lavochkina

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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

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In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

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If taken together and interpreted a certain way, these poems may paint the picture of an individual who is discovering that depending on external validation is a dead-end; the small moments and aspects of ourselves we learn to treasure are what matters.

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Poetry: “Collapsing new thoughts”

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"I can't open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (...) I can't move opinions / if the thoughts are fake."

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“Banishment” – the plight of the poet

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"It was observed during his mock trial that he was distracted though the accusations made against him demanded no response. Nevertheless, he seemed somewhat absent from the proceedings, and if his lips moved, he said nothing."

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