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Giulia Tofana the Apothecary — The soundtrack to my departure from Ithaca, NY….


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Marlene Mountain – is/let

Marlene Mountain


Source: Marlene Mountain – is/let

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Haiku as a Protest

then I must go to the Mountain: (space reserved) for Marlene Mountain / by Jack Galmitz

A Very Warm Mountain / by Richard Gilbert

Image Haiku of Marlene Mountain

photo from American Haiku Archives

A Chinese Poet’s Unusual Path From Isolated Farm Life to Celebrity – The New York Times

LOUISE LANDES LEVI | A Longhouse Birdhouse

O Ancestors,
Be in my embrace,
don’t know
who’s us & who’s here &
who are you, awake in my dream
I dream whose Vaster Continent,
in my bed, in my bed

Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet Dissident and Writer, Dies at 63 (4 March 1954, Odessa – 5 July 2017, Moscow)


Poems Ms. Ratushinskaya wrote on cigarette papers in prison.
Credit Marianne Barcellona/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images

And I will tell of the first beauty I saw in captivity.
A frost-covered window! No spy-holes, nor walls,
Nor cell-bars, nor the long endured pain —
Only a blue radiance on a tiny pane of glass.Irina Ratushinskayafrom one of the soap poemsIrina Ratushinskaya

John Ashbery, Celebrated and Challenging Poet, Dies at 90 – The New York Times


John Ashbery, Paris, 1959. Photo by Walter Silver.


In the poem “In a Wonderful Place,” published in the 2009 collection “Planisphere,” he offered a brief, bittersweet look back.


I spent years exhausting my good works

on the public, all for seconds

Time to shut down colored alphabets

flutter in the fresh breeze of autumn. It

draws like a rout. Or a treat.


John Ashbery– The New York Times