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Those Who Come After…And Before — Caesura

William Hogarth, Time Smoking a Picture, 1761. Palau Antiguitats.

The social role of poetry has always been a question, but it has not always been posed explicitly as a question.

Source: Those Who Come After…And Before — Caesura

115 Farewell Dispatches to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars at Dispatches from the Poetry Wars – May 31, 2020

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Source: Dispatches Poetry Wars

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– Donna Fleischer

Two Poems by Donna Fleischer at Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, September 2018

Dispatches Fall Update contents • 10.3.18 • Dispatches from the Poetry Wars


Dispatches Fall Update contents by Dispatches Poetry Wars 10.3.18


Blood Resin

the butchers chainsawed
all the morning long as
we worked, mostly silent

in an indoor chemical carpet
labyrinthine office stream with
uniform pre-fabricated cubicle walls
too high to peek

sited within a road mazed gentrified industrial park
with work culture lunchtime picnic table perimeters
our neighbor, Otiz Elevator sponsors today’s Auto Show

contestants vote for best car, enter drawings
for prizes, while the oldies blare
out old Motown sounds

I sit with two tree stumps.
They bubble a viscous amber resin
from rings of phloem made long ago from
the wind and the earth and the rain in the quiet of
stars and sun and moon

the two pines –
a bird flies through
the space they were


Donna Fleischer
from 2 Poems

2 Poems by Donna Fleischer – Dispatches from the Poetry Wars 10.3.18