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Spotlighting Chicago Poet Nancy Botta

In celebration of National Poetry Month 2019, The Electric Review introduces Chicago-area poet Nancy Botta. As readers know, the ER rarely publishes original work. For me to publish someone, their … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Five Poems From John Aiello Celebrate National Poetry Month 2019

Crosses In the Sky (who) Is eyes (dismantled) Crosses in The sky (until) Only the True bones Of eternity remained Dream Peril (cold) In your clutches – All alone again … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

“Rivers Dreaming Me”

On March 24th, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 years old. Ferlinghetti’s life includes a vast compendium of accomplishments, none greater or more profound than his founding of the famed City … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Journal Entries, Poems & Jottings From A Once In A Millennium Poet

IRON CURTAIN JOURNALS. January-May 1965. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University Of Minnesota Press. “These journals are a welcome and relevant addition to Ginsberg’s huge oeuvre and persistent legacy.” – Anne … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meditation On Blood On the Tracks: “Hymns To the Repetition Wheel”

I’m a poet by trade, and I confront the subjects I examine from the alters of that perspective. In turn, I’m choosing to publish my first reaction to More Blood, More … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Poem Flowers”

I hear it When the Wind breathes – The thirsty curls Of your cuffs (full) Of flowers (supple) As succulent (in) My dreams by John Aiello April 2018

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Meditation On Bob Dylan’s “Trouble No More”

(today) The sound Of the voice Glistens like Wet blood (soft) Across the Sick cool Pale hue Of time (drenched) In the Indelible memory Of God (today) The holy depth … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Morning Coffee”

by John Aiello  

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Moon In the Abstract”

On Gandolfini As “Soprano” I. They’ve come To tailor The scenes To the way The man moves Through sacred boundaries Of time (silk) Across the heaviness Of ancient Old atmosphere … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment
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