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Summer 2015: Poetry


I chew on the divine
while pondering the ever-changing
grocery list of what I need to buy.
I’m sure of no priest’s approval 
and yet I believe
Mother Mary does not look down
on this unorthodox rosary.

After all, how many lists
must she have recited 
to keep her own 
all-too-human divine
alive long enough 
to die in time?

Who can judge the radiance
of the commonplace? For instance, 
if I place the word "eggs"
as an item on my rosary
and choirs of brain cells 
hosanna to one another, and then again,
beyond measure of what I am

That I am 
the feeling 
of that smooth
and bumpy shell,
that my mind is both creator
and container
of a presence, 
a holy ghost

And even more, 
if I apprehend
the thin, semi-permeable membrane separating 
what could’ve been alive
from what now keeps me alive,
who can proclaim
that's anything but divine? 

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        One Gd At A Time
 by Stephanie Glazier

        Gotcha by Darla Mottram

        It's Ok To Be A Waterfall by Darla Mottram

        Lot's Wife by Cindy St. Onge

        Sailor by Sarah Bokich

        Six More Weeks by Sarah Borsten

        Here. Now. by Emily Ransdell

        My Water Children by Emily Ransdell

        Upon Finding the House Where Cousin Viola Lived During the Holocaust by Marilyn Johnston

        Pornography by Tammy Robacker

        Attention by Juleen Johnson

        Levine Under Erasure by Juleen Johnson

        Chief Joseph's Flute by Stella Jeng Guillory

        Communion by Livia Montana

        The Stars in Your Voice by Cindy Hines

        How I Wasted My Life by Nancy Flynn


        The Honor of Armadillos by B.E. Scully

        Basket of Shells by Joanna Rose

        How to Cure Cancer by Susan Fleming

        Nobody by Judith Pulman

        Concentric by Susan DeFreitas


        Exoskeleton by Rachel Mulder

        Give Up the Queen and Nobody Gets Hurt by Rachel Mulder

        Give Up the Queen and Nobody Gets Hurt (detail) by Rachel Mulder

        Put Me in Your Blue Skies by S. Tudyk

        Time Grows Over Memories by S. Tudyk

        Untitled Work in Paper by S. Tudyk

        Mamas Day by Diana Bustos

        Untitled by Diana Bustos

        Release by Diana Bustos


        Somewhere by Danrong Wang

        Runner by Sara Reed

        Charcoal by Meghana Mysore

        Infinite Ink by Meghana Mysore

        Home by Kate Pippenger