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STAKE

STAKE

  Persuaded by late-night movies of Lugosi, I shrouded myself with Grandfather’s brown bathrobe and became Dracula. On moonless nights, I left the refrigerator door ajar to create Nosferatu shadows. The fedora box on the commode looked like a cat, a gargantuan bat, a beheaded horseman. My slippers scraped against the marble of the corridor. […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Two poems from… Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW by Gerda Govine Ituarte published by Swan World/Éditions du Cygne 2016                 Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW acknowledges the power of silence and reflection to heal the residue that blinds and binds us. Words carry the cadence, tone, feel […]

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

    Gerda Govine Ituarte uses words like a painter employs a brush—with a strong definitive stroke heavy with paint, revealing grooves and ridges, depth and texture, or a flick of the wrist creating a wisp of an expression, a stipple light as air. Gerda’s poetry paints pictures previously unimagined… Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny […]

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

I slipped and fell into the creek. Cool, clear water leapt up to kiss me as I collapsed into the shallow stream, suddenly pressed in the mud as a flower finds it has been pressed into a book, or the book finds the flower pressed into its pages. To be flung forward— a headlong revelation, […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

Math

Math

      “Math” by Carla Hensley   Job interview in Santa Monica. I can do this. Blonde-surfer-type-USC-graduate-run startup. I walk in confident: Latina, woman, moderate heels. Yes, it says I have a Math degree, but I am human after all and my otherness weighs more heavily than my confidence. I wish USC-graduate-surfer-boy were a […]

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet roses rise among sunny succulents which, to no one’s surprise, survived strong air vents to announce the anxious arrival of early spring. Like a religious revival, The bee’s lovely lancet is like a sweet sword, but only the strong dare chance it. Baby birds bounce, flying from fragile flowers to hide among branches and […]

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Gratitude to poet, author, and publisher of Golden Foothills Press Thelma T. Reyna for informing us of several local poets who have been nominated for the esteemed Pushcart Prize. Describing the 6 selected poets, Thelma Reyna states: These are highly dedicated writers, most of them having written poetry for most, if not all, of their […]

Mexican of America

Mexican of America

    MEXICAN OF AMERICA A Sonnet   Mestizo come, America, you call. Amniotic oceans Pacific join, break through the virgin hymen, wailing wall from the fluids of her earthen loins. Tender eyes burn with the new day’s fire. Bullets shatter your bones, your flesh torn on border fences electrified barbed wire. Knives slash and […]

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