Poetry

Zocalo Magazine – January 2017

Zocalo Magazine – January 2017

January 3, 2017 |

Jan. 2017 Digital Edition

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June 2015 Poetry

June 2015 Poetry

June 10, 2015 |

Heather Nagami received her M.F.A. from University of Arizona and currently teaches English and Creative Writing at BASIS Oro Valley.  She is the author of Hostile (Chax) and a member of Kore Press.    Zócalo invites poets with Tucson connections to submit up to three original, previously unpublished (including online) poems, any style, 40 line […]

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May 2015 Poetry

May 2015 Poetry

May 14, 2015 |

WEATHER CHANGE for Terry Harvey     Wind slithers through oleander leaves like   schools of silver salmon ghosts, the iced relics of steelhead   fins, silver lining a rainbow trout’s cheeks.   Sky chills even hidden scars, and the voices of birds   are far away water trickling over a granite ledge.     […]

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March Poetry

March Poetry

March 17, 2015 |

After His Twelve-Hour Day by Bruce Cohen     “I met my lovely wife in Tucson over thirty years ago at the University of Arizona and embraced poetry there as well with my amazing teachers: Steve Orlen & Jon Anderson.  My new manuscript, Imminent Disappearances, Impossible Numbers & Panoramic X-Rays, was awarded the 2015 Green Rose […]

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January 2015 Poetry

January 2015 Poetry

January 5, 2015 |

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Where the Thunder Is Born

Where the Thunder Is Born

December 2, 2014 |

In a lush desert of five seasons, the most sensory intense season is that of the late summer monsoons. When the residents watch with anticipation the clouds building through the day and pray – please give us precipitation, bring us los chubascos! Bring us the relief of release from the searing, breath stealing, oppressive humid […]

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December Poetry

December Poetry

December 2, 2014 |

Bus Graveyard Still you can see the blue under the nose below Dia de los Muertos eye cavities, glassy shine long splintered, littering the dressing room to the afterlife like the left-behind glitter of a Bollywood star. Though piled as if in a mass grave the huddled shells seem content to lie close to those […]

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Poem Written in the Manner of Billy Collins

Poem Written in the Manner of Billy Collins

October 10, 2014 |

POEM WRITTEN IN THE MANNER OF BILLY COLLINS First I take out the reference to global warming, and the extinction of the blue-backed frog, and in addition I delete any sappy, victim-like particulars about my childhood. I replace the checkpoint in Syria, and the car speeding toward it with a cup of coffee made from […]

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Zocalo Poetry – September

Zocalo Poetry – September

August 31, 2014 |

Their Music  Rats of the air, winged vermin, the broadcaster spits into the microphone, and he could mean sad foreigners, unwanted refugees, homeless epithets assaulting and pockmarking the chinaberry trees with the bb’s fired by boys trying to cleanse the branches and roofs of the fornicating wings of the air. Pigeons nest all the time […]

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