I am From Train Tracks and Busy Streets

by Vivian I am from train tracks and busy streets. From motorcycles rides through the city and instant noodles,The tofu on the streets that caused a round stomach – a baby so pure and so innocent. I am from red velvet slippers and jumping rope in the courtyard.From the big, mean girls who never let […]

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Book Review: Scraps of Love

Scraps of Love, Shann Tajiah PJ Review Score: 3/5 3: 🙂 4: 😊 5: 😲  Overview Scraps of Love: Poetry From the Darkest Night 1992 – 2010, is a poetry collection written by Shann Tajiah and published in 2018 by Ithirial Rising Press. The collection is organized logically, starting with the table of contents, followed by […]

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Book Review: Cadence

Note: This review was submitted by a guest writer who has some association to this book. by Mark Kodama I just finished reading Cadence, a book of poetry edited by Grant Hudson and written by members of the Inner Circle Writer’s Group.  It is a best seller in France.  The anthology includes my poem, “The […]

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Book Review: Behold

Behold, Rikke Delhi PJ Review Score: 4/5 3: 🙂 4: 😊 5: 😲  Overview Rikke Dehli is a Danish author of Behold, a poetry collection filled with free verse poetry published in November of 2017. Behold is Rikke Dehli’s first published poetry collection. The cover art is unique and simplistic. It’s a good representation of the poems that […]

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Las Vegas Tales VIV

Bill DeSelms II The Newspaper Reporter Prologue: The Business by Mark Kodama My first job was the police beat. That’s where you either sink or swim. I remember I once covered A search and rescue launched for a missing woman and child. A few days later they found their bodies. I was so angry Those […]

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Las Vegas Tales VIII

Bill DeSelms I The Newspaper Reporter Prologue: The Business by Mark Kodama   What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. James Madison Two movie […]

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For Princess Miah

by Mark Kodama I am a ballerina dancing in the sky,Looking down at my audience from on high.I rule from a castle at the edge of the woods,Where the house of Hansel and Gretel once stood. I have one thousand and one peppermint soldiers,Who follow my each and every order.Pirates, sharks and ruffians beware,I will […]

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