Dreaming with Kingsley at Larapinta by Ron Ackers
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Poetry

Dreaming with Kingsley at Larapinta by Ron Ackers

Old Walter, Old Tutuma, and others, Irregular rhythm makers, Singing to the hoodoos, Clapping hands and tamping feet. A dry and desert-like skein Beneath the unmeasurable black portal Awaiting the stars, and rain, and lightning of night. “Is this red our blood?” I asked. Their voices hummed rhythmically, susurrous; Ancient sound, a sound like no … Continue reading

Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt
Greece / Poetry

Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt

Special mini-epic poetry feature by Nicole Coonradt. I teach Great Books at a small liberal arts college. In the first of a two-course sequence, students read texts from the Ancient to Medieval periods, beginning with Homer and concluding with Dante. Those questions regarding human agency and divinity continue to inform our understanding of literature, but … Continue reading

Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou
Poetry

Poetry by Apollo Papafrangou

Apollo Papafrangou’s poetry rips aways any protection of sensibilities to reveal the rawness of love, disappointments, rejection, and, the intense pain of heartbreaks. “Poems are just distilled thoughts.” Papafrangou explains, “I’m drawn to the form because there are certain ideas I may have that don’t lend themselves to the narrative form — concepts I want to … Continue reading