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Grief and Loss
Breena Clarke – Fifteen

Breena Clarke Fifteen for Najeeb Walid Harb (1974 – 1989) He stands behind a screened door, mesh inside a wooden frame, the old kind from the earliest part of my childhood. This iconic door is meant to let…

Grief and Loss
Amber Flame

Amber Flame I was unprepared for my mother’s sudden death to bear gifts. Learning about grief and loss is a lonesome journey, filled with heartbreaking revelations and insights that I am always unprepared for. “They never talk about ____________”…

Grief and Loss
Lynne Connor – Language of Grief

Lynne Connor Language of Grief I come from unreliable narrators. I come from my birthmother’s womb. I was next to her heart for nine months. And then I wasn’t. Who she was—Unkown. I was born in Korea—South or North—most…

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Regina Jamison – Poems

Regina Jamison “I love this picture of my mom and myself. Here she looks small and vulnerable, but I remember her as a powerhouse, a great force within our household.” Regina Jamison’s poetry…

Grief and Loss
Sonia Jaffe Robbins – Audiences

Sonia Jaffe Robbins Audiences My mother died the same week as J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn. She was an original red diaper baby, born right after the Russian Revolution; her father was an early member of the American…

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor – Poems

CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR STILL THE SWEETEST WORDS I EVER HEARD: Mom, I found my girl, she reminds me of you. Her name is Deisha. Mom I’m getting married walk me down the aisle. Mom I’m coming home for your birthday…

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Eileen Cleary – Poems

EILEEN CLEARY THE WAY WE FLED No branch silhouettes the snow. Tree limbs cut down by some bastard or buzz saw, chipped remains scattered afield around the stump as if they’d tried to escape the carnage, the way we…

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Zeina Hashem Beck – Triptych: Voice

ZEINA HASHEM BECK TRIPTYCH: VOICE Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her most recent collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, World Literature Today,…

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Rebecca Hart Olander – Fawn

REBECCA HART OLANDER FAWN From the age of fourteen, some weekends, I took the train from Gloucester, MA, where I lived with my mom, to North Station in Boston, on my way to my father’s house in Dorchester.…

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