Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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what we’re reading – june 24, 2019

we can’t contain our excitement over the announcement of Joy Harjo being named the US Poet Laureate. as the first Native American (and Oklahoman) to hold the title, she will be sharing this honor with her ancestors, which is long overdue. there is not a single book which can properly convey her entire body of work. jump in with both feet and explore her poetry first. then delve into her fiction (including her youth fiction) and her memoir.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

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

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

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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