Goodbye COVID-19!

for my mother who survived the virus By J.S. Porter Good riddance. May I never see you again.…
Souvankham Thammavongsa by J.S. Porter
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Souvankham Thammavongsa

Poet and Short-Story Writer for Karen Wisdom by J.S. Porter The name pulled me in.  It’s a poem…
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Identities

By J.S. Porter James Joyce’s fictional character Stephen Dedalus forges his identity in A Portrait of the Artist…
Robert Lax
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Robert Lax

(1915-2000) for Nancy-Marie Duffy By J.S. Porter For some of the dead, I can’t use the past tense.…

Greta

for my great-nieces Caitlin and Ella Guscott If you think you are too small to make a difference,…
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Intimate Poems

By J.S. Porter for Susan McCaslin One of the most intimate poems with which I’m familiar is by…
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Rooney Mara

for Cheryl By J.S. Porter For the longest time I chose not to see her on the screen.…
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Devouring the Dead

Marshall Soules is a photographer who jolts, challenges, sparks me. I feel creative when I’m around his creativity.…

Greatness: Dramatic and Quiet

by J.S. Porter [avatar user=”J.S.Porter” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]J.S. Porter[/avatar]Sometimes greatness is dramatic and forceful. I remember taking my son…
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Shawna Lemay’s Asking

Which of us…has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhyme…supple…rugged…? –Baudelaire for Maureen…

One-Hit Wonders

[avatar user=”J.S.Porter” size=”thumbnail” align=”right”]By J.S. Porter[/avatar] I don’t think Eminem necessarily intended to give advice to poets, artists,…
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Roma

For Cheryl [avatar user=”J.S.Porter” size=”thumbnail” align=”right”]J.S. Porter[/avatar] The photograph below is what drew me to the film. A…