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Poems curated by FORTH poetry editors.


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Upbringing: Poetry by Kaitlyn O’Malley

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Moscow I was born in a city Built like its Russian nesting dolls, Increasing ten-fold in complexity, Every layer, at its core – Perplexity is the hallmark Of someone who breathes the Motherland. I was born with chai-laced blood And hair like borscht brewed fresh From babushka’s garden, Build sturdy like Taiga birch, Where forests…

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The ground is alive: Poetry by Brent Cronin

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I Haunt Nature   Hard white oak perfect for burning Thick branch snaps like a thigh Arrange the kindling just so Flames dull in the sunlight They won’t find me.   The ground is alive out here Finger trap squiggling worm Feel him slide down throat A man should eat when he can Especially when…

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Sun Gazing: Poetry by Greg Hill

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Summer’s Last   Her soft hand wound its way toward his back, tracing little swirls there. “It’s beautiful,”   she whispered gently into the cooler air. The sun’s top edge blinked above grassy dunes, and in a moment,   dissolved into the peach-hued sky. He breathed deeply, letting the flavor of salt pique a month…

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