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“Chain of Ghosts”

Chain of Ghosts (A Meditation on Emma Swift’s Version of “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”)   (all) Of a sudden (wind) In thirsty fists (tempests) In my soul Are … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Sheriff As Historian”

The following poem was inspired by the work of California writer and historian John G. Edmonds, who served as a Deputy Sheriff in San Mateo County, California for 40 years. … Continue reading

July 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Fever Tempest”

Fever Tempest (Meditations On Dylan’s Murder Most Foul)   “I am the dead dog’s last stand (this) visceral power of edges and ends”   (all) Of a sudden (windows) Full … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Memoriam: Michael McClure

A Trembling In the Wind (Mike McClure Just Died) (looking) For that book With picture Of you On a Harley (be) Side a poem About a jewel Called the moon … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bob Kaufman’s Collected Works Spotlights the Raw Beauty of the Beats

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF BOB KAUFMAN. Bob Kaufman. City Lights Books. San Francisco poet Bob Kaufman, who died in 1986 at the age of 61, was a one-of-a-kind writer whose … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

“Mirrors Exorcising Demons”

Mirrors Exorcising Demons (Meditations On Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue) I. (who) Is poet (combs) Through blind thickets Of thought (re) Leasing God From these Old mirrors (mind) & eyes & … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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
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