Massachusetts

 

 

recent & featured listings

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Literary Organization Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization The Frost Foundation Massachusetts
Literary Organization PEN New England Massachusetts
Literary Organization Worcester County Poetry Association Massachusetts
Literary Organization Concord Poetry Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization Literary Map of Massachusetts Massachusetts
Literary Organization Grub Street, Inc. Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Book Shop of Beverly Farms Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Broadside Bookshop Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Brookline Booksmith Massachusetts

poems

poem
The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript	
Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn.	
 
When evening quickens faintly in the street,	
Wakening the appetites of life in some	
And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript,
I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning	
Wearily, as one
poem

If the water, everywhere, and if she

is. If ghosts, like water, like if all

rivers and oceans and rains are one

ghost, surrounding and throughout.

If she is, like if the lakes and bays

of Seattle define Seattle, if the ices

Of Mars and Massachusetts

poem

"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam."

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now.  Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled
to burst the bubbles