Tag Archives: Poetry

Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we really … finish reading Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

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Carlos Rumbaut :
VERSE | Republic

  Republic We are the public. As in public health and public education. As in public parks and public transportation. Public safety, public libraries, public funding for the arts, public assistance, public discourse, public outcry and public demonstrations. We are … finish reading Carlos Rumbaut :
VERSE | Republic

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James McEnteer :
VERSE | Mourning Again in America

                        Mourning Again in America “I could never throw roses to Hitler” * Or shake Henry Kissinger’s hand Or embrace a place whose bombs leave children Bleeding to death … finish reading James McEnteer :
VERSE | Mourning Again in America

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

  Words Have we moved beyond word time, beyond the poet’s terrain where words describe events or pull us into new orbits of wonder and release? Words: those beautiful evocations strung together to birth ideas, whispered as comfort, sung as … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

Thumbs dance a graceful tango as right moves left and left right across keys in deliberate journey. I look at the pianist’s feet upon the pedals, automatic underpinning, cellular memory. I observe the energy rising from his center through perpendicular … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

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Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

By Alyce Guynn | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 In a snow storm of silence, quiet wraps itself around her a smothering blanket taming ghostly shadows that claim the night So as not to drown in the chill … finish reading Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

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Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

Trudy, who helped us start ‘The Rag’ in ’60s Austin, was a warm and generous friend. Somewhere along the way, she became a wonderful poet. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog |July 28, 2014 [Taurus in Lake Erie … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

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Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2014 On the edge of memory The slogan echoes “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” U.S. weapons for Right-wing death squads Yield peasant massacres And refugees In recent memory President … finish reading Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

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Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Stronger and More Dangerous

By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2014 Stronger and More Dangerous: April 20, 2014 I read it in the newsfeeds, I hear it all the time: the marijuana grown today is not the same as … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Stronger and More Dangerous

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Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE |’Texas gay marriage: Soon come?’

Texas Gay Marriage: Soon Come? By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Candidates claiming to support the Constitution need to get hip: Love’s sweet institution will soon be respected in fair distribution. Today’s headlines say … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE |’Texas gay marriage: Soon come?’

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David Rovics :
Coca Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’

Here’s my contribution to the discussion resulting from Coca-Cola’s multilingual ‘America the Beautiful’ Super Bowl commercial. ‘America the Beautiful’ By David Rovics | The Rag Blog | February 5, 2014 America is beautiful but it’s got a lot of ugly … finish reading David Rovics :
Coca Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’

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BOOKS / Nina Herencia : Are We Hearing You Well, Mariann?

  Are we hearing you well, Mariann? New poetry and drawings from the Wizard By Nina Herencia | The Rag Blog | November 6, 2013 Mariann Wizard has published two books this month; the second one, Hempseed Food: The REAL … finish reading BOOKS / Nina Herencia : Are We Hearing You Well, Mariann?

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