Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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ekphrastic leanings

poetry does not exist in a vacuum. without novels, comedies, and music, how uninspired would we poets be. when it comes to the arts, poets have been so inspired there is a whole form of poetry dedicated to this intermingling of poetry and art. many art museums have free or reduced rate days and times. local art galleries are often free to browse. look around for free opening night receptions. immerse yourself in art. then write about what you’ve seen and how you feel. tell us some of your favorite artists.

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like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

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Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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