…it was a most surprising thing to see those streets which were usually so thronged now grown desolate… —Daniel DeFoe, A Journal of the Plague Year (read an excerpt on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play
At the Beginning of a Pandemic … your next Wednesday Writing Prompt, hosted this week by Michael Dickel — THE POET BY DAY
“…the ailing body points to culture, pain points to philosophy, language points to consciousness, and all point to what is still to be learned about our fragility, our mortality, and how to live a meaningful life.” Ann Jurecic, Illness as Narrative (Composition, Literacy, and Culture), p. 131 […] Read […]
Then Strains to Follow, Michael Dickel’s 2012 online chapbook—read online, download as eBook, PDF, or stand-alone APP. Check it out—it’s free!
“Death is a tribe,” five poem from Linda Chown on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play accompanied by four digital artworks by Michael Dickel. Check out their work…
A poem, Kiddush on the Solstice, and digital landscapes, HaEtz HaChaim 1–7, from Michael Dickel on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play.
“Somewhere, a whirring fan
in an open window spins
possibilities into threads.”
—a poem from Nothing Remembers, by Michael Dickel, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
From The Poet by Day by Jamie Dedes— The memories of living fall around the lives once lived, leave a hole in the pumice. The emptiness fills with words – narrative and song. That is why I write with rain drops on your windows as the train speeds […]
Steven Sher ((Shlomo Yashar) has six poems in Meta/ Phor(e) /Play) ranging through memory, seeking clarity in shadows as the one searching for his beloved in Sher’s poem, Beshert…
If you would like to read my new collection, please order before June 28, 2019. Finishing Line Press will use the number of orders by that date to determine the print run for the book
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ordinary headline breaths — 6 poems by gary lundy on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play
In·tri·ca·tion | \ ˌin‧trə̇ˈkāshən, -trēˈ-\ 1 obsolete : complication, complexity; 2 : interrelation, intermeshing —
Linda Chown’s 5 poems complexly intermesh voices, views, and arts.
Dennis Formento reflects on Snyder, Di Prima, environmental & urban poetics, & his stasis + 14 haiku from Spirit Vessels.
Five poems from Jerusalem, written by Ester Karen Aida, on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play.
A late elementary school (middle grades and up) exercise for writing a peace poem.
In this new short fiction from Michael Dickel, the woman with a beard encounters another ghost from her past and considers the sea.
Two elegiac poems by Michael Dickel | Meta/ Phor(e) /Play
I want to remember Independence Day for the ideals of the United States, which it has almost never lived up to. As Langston Hughes titled his famous poem: “Let America Be America Again.” Of course, he adds later: “(It never was America to me.)”
Six haiku ranging from current events to nature to mystery, from Brazilian poet and translator Thaís Fernandes.