Vanessa Gabb kills it!
#brooklynpoets

Vanessa Gabb kills it!
#brooklynpoets

View of Manhattan

View of Manhattan

Oyster shells on Governor’s Island

Oyster shells on Governor’s Island

Finally got a hard copy of my first poem in print. Thank you, Denim Skin! Brian VanRemmen, Michael Demyan!

Finally got a hard copy of my first poem in print. Thank you, Denim Skin! Brian VanRemmen, Michael Demyan!

Before the open mic at the burlesque house

Before the open mic at the burlesque house

Poetry class with benefits #brooklynpoets Leigh Stein

Poetry class with benefits #brooklynpoets Leigh Stein

Wisteria along the Promenade
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Wisteria along the Promenade
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hifireadingseries:

Our May 7th reading, Guest Curated by Leigh Stein, featured readings by Julie Hart, Alizah Salario, and Cynthia Manick. Photographs by Lee Satkowski.

Photos from the HiFi reading series!
What a great evening.
Thanks to everybody who came to listen.

"When people ask me what time in history I’d like to travel to, I’m like, “Um, I’m a woman. I’ll stay right the fuck here, thanks.”"

— (via sarabenincasa)

Can’t give up flush toilets and tampons!
Besides, who wants to go backwards? Go forward!

(via jamiatt)

Weed

Finding the merest
crack in the pavement
lying there, dormant:
awaiting a rain drop
to loose the awn.
It is not wanted
here, or anywhere.
Nevertheless, here it is.
Moisture opens its seed coat.
(Always the loading dock,
never the grand entryway.)
It swells, pops;
out come cotyledons
indistinguishable from
common lambsquarters
redroot pigweed
wild buckwheat
and with those it gathers
rays of light and feeds itself
before the true leaves sprout.
Its root begins to crack
pavement, upend slabs of concrete.
Its secret: time, life.
How can mere aggregate
bar its way?
That which is not allowed
it is impossible to oppose.