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Unfinished

an epic-ish tale by Amos J. Hunt On the first day of this year, I completed a journey begun three years ago, a journey whose way had scorned the order of life and come near to death. Of course, given such an introduction, the real story of that journey cannot fail to disappoint; but disappointment, too, had its part in the ...

A Refrain Recalled

for A. A. C. “In the brave days of old,” I said at each stanza's end. I read from a book, in the cold, at a meeting of friends. I remember one thing clearly from all that I read in the cold: you murmured the last line with me, In the brave days of old.   by Amos J. Hunt This poem first ran in the ...

Live Poetry is Better! 08/29/2014

At a cool new bookstore (if you can believe there's such a thing) in Oak Cliff, a small band of poets has made its home. Once a month, on a  Saturday afternoon, you'll find us there, delivering our best work and sharing old favorites. Poetry on the page is a fine thing, but it belongs more in the air of a public space, calling ...

Something Worth the Trip: Why Read Poetry?

by Grubby   What do you expect from a poem when you see that it's written in iambic pentameter? In the worst poems, I expect inflated, self-aggrandizing rhetoric, like an old gasbag who thinks that he has high things to say; in the best, a delicate yet majestic structure, more like a hot air balloon wrought from marble, its ...