June 30, 2023

“Naima” for John Coltrane – by Kamau Brathwaite

"Naima" for John Coltrane Propped against the crowded barhe pours into the curved and silver hornhis old unhappy longing for a home the dancers twist and turnhe leans and wishes he could burnhis memories to… Continue Reading

June 23, 2023

“Bloom—is Result—to meet a Flower” by Emily Dickinson

"Bloom—is Result—to meet a Flower" Bloom—is Result—to meet a FlowerAnd casually glanceWould scarcely cause one to suspectThe minor Circumstance Assisting in the Bright AffairSo intricately doneThen offered as a ButterflyTo the Meridian— To pack the… Continue Reading

June 16, 2023

“Ophelia” by Arthur Rimbaud

Ophelia I On the calm black water where the stars are sleepingWhite Ophelia floats like a great lily ;Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils…- In the far-off woods you can hear them sound… Continue Reading

June 9, 2023

“picasso laughing” by Patti Smith

picasso laughing notebookdivine love is so.invisible. notebookNovember 1. all souls day. rimbaud-o. goto hell. picasso knows. how he really fuckingknew knows. where can he go now. notebookpicasso hoax: don’t nobody tell when he dies.continue let… Continue Reading

June 2, 2023

“I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party” by Chen Chen

I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party In the invitation, I tell them for the seventeenth time(the fourth in writing), that I am gay. In the invitation, I include a picture of my boyfriend&… Continue Reading

June 2, 2023

“What Makes a Good Citizen” by Charles M. Schulz

Back in 1970, all the students in a fifth-grade class at Hawthorne Elementary School in Beverly Hills, California, were asked to write a letter to someone they truly admired, asking "What makes a good citizen?"… Continue Reading