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Brooklyn experienced a couple of inches last week, the first snowfall in two years in the metropolitan area. Perhaps not quite "in the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan // Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone..."  Rosetti's winter is not one we've had in New York City for decades.  For that,  you need to travel to Buffalo.  And, her poem is actually a Christmas setting a long time ago in a place far away.  Bleak midwinter is her counterpoint to joy.  We could use more of that.

Poems this month come from C.B. Anderson, Bruce Bennett, Susan Jarvis Bryant, Sally Cook, Claudia Gary, Andrea Kibel, Arthur Mortensen,  Carolyn Raphael, David Rothman, Joseph S. Salemi, Jan Schreiber, Charles Southerland, and Frederick Turner.  By the way, Susan Jarvis Bryant has two marvelous collections at Amazon.  Usually we don't mention specific bookstores, but these two titles, Fern Feathered Edges and Elephants Unleashed (both 2023) are available in Amazon's Kindle reader format (the device or the software that runs on most computers). 

.Poetry:  Select to see new and past postings.

Essays:  Joseph S. Salemi's essay "What Did I Tell Ya?"

Reviews:  From Trinacria, Arthur Mortensen's "Looking Back At Edwin Morgan"

Archives:  Divided into two sections, New and Old.   

Online Prosody As of now this will remain in the Old archives until editing and rewrite are complete. 


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