EXCERPT from MANATEE/HUMANITY by Anne Waldman
Coastal Poems

EXCERPT from MANATEE/HUMANITY by Anne Waldman

********************   Internationally recognized and acclaimed poet Anne Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she has helped create and nurture for over four decades, as writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineage of Whitman and Ginsberg, … Continue reading

GUMBO by George Comeaux
Coastal Poems

GUMBO by George Comeaux

Gumbo I Oil and Water have always mixed well here – Priest and prostitute; Anglo; Creole; Plantation owner; wet nurses; sharecropper – Gumbo stirring in everyone’s soul. Acadians trapped in the swamps no one wanted; Africans danced to the auctioneer’s song; Battered by strong winds, and social upheaval, Twice reconstructed, more fertile and strong. II … Continue reading

LINES WRITTEN UNDER THIRTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH by Donald Levering
Coastal Poems

LINES WRITTEN UNDER THIRTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH by Donald Levering

Lines Written under Thirteen Thousand Pounds per Square Inch Deepwater Horizon Spill The ink from within has plumed through mile deep water, festoons the reeds and fishes, turtles and birds with iridescent pearls of smotheration. Under such force a single tentacle of ink escapes the gravity of glued pelicans to narrate the tale of the … Continue reading