The Art Divas / Divas of Verse
Blog of Rabih Alameddine
Friday, October 28, 2022
X by Jean Valentine
X I have decorated this banner to honor my brother. Our parents did not want his name used publicly. —from an unnamed child's banner i...
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Jim Limber the Adopted Mulatto Son of Jefferson Davis Explains His Place in the Family by Shane McCrae
Jim Limber the Adopted Mulatto Son of Jefferson Davis Explains His Place in the Family Dead Joseph died of falling off the porch On the th...
Sunday, October 23, 2022
A Kite for Michael and Christopher by Seamus Heaney
A Kite for Michael and Christopher All through that Sunday afternoon A kite flew above Sunday, a tightened drumhead, an armful of blow cha...
Friday, October 21, 2022
Telemachus’ Detachment by Louise Glück
Telemachus’ Detachment When I was a child looking at my parents’ lives, you know what I thought? I thought heartbreaking. Now I think hear...
The Leaving by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
The Leaving My father said I could not do it, but all night I picked the peaches. The orchard was still, the canals ran steadily. I was a ...
Thursday, October 20, 2022
A Name by Ada Limón
A Name When Eve walked among the animals and named them— nightingale, redshouldered hawk, fiddler crab, fallow deer— I wonder if she ever ...
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Lipstick, 1935 by James Merrill
Lipstick, 1935 At Aunt Pearl’s kiss the pointed head Extruded glistening pale red From the jet sheath where it was housed Looked like our ...
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