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upcoming events

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Jul 26 2014
Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series at Governors Island

Lynn MelnickKamilah Aisha Moon, and Danniel Schoonebeek

A Reading at the New York City Poetry Festival
Location: Governors Island, Colonel’s Row
Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Academy of American Poets and the New York City Poetry Festival

 
6am
Governors Island
Colonel's Row
New York, New York

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poems

poem
         about two years ago elly and i decided we needed a new mattress 
or maybe elly decided it    because i didnt pay much attention to the 
  problem
               we had an old mattress wed had it for years and the salesman
 wed bought it from had assured us it would last us a lifetime    and it
was
poem
"My stomach's full of butterflies!"
lamented Dora Diller.
Her mother sighed. "That's no surprise,
you ate a caterpillar!"
poem
The trick is the flow. Little fish with storms on their 
minds.
              Stones don't reveal

what they covet today, but I know them.

                 I gather scraps and throw them back,
throw them back to the waves
                       even as they climb toward my room.

                         So