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NewPoetryCollective: Todd Colby and Kimberly Nichols

A coast to coast collaboration between two poets throwing ephemeral strings back and forth across middle America. By Kimberly Nichols and Todd Colby. Tender Hook, Slightly Flayed Perhaps the shirt I’ll die in is hanging in my closet, I need to pay attention more. Like to the light, stark white and piercing, sunbeams obstructing my … Continue reading

On the Glee Farm with Poet Todd Colby

In the early 2000s the Internet experienced an explosion of literature as writers and poets started to ferment in the virtual pages of a blooming scene of serious online literary magazines. An arena that had traditionally been married to print was now burgeoning on a richly, populated scale connecting authors and readers in exciting new … Continue reading

NewPoetryCollective: Cliches Rebuffed

The stressed pigs ate the farmer, the cows got mad while the surprised, hormone-laden chickens gazed on. The guitar string tore, the drumstick snapped and the trumpet valve suddenly got stuck. The polished gun misfired, the knife blade broke and the poison-tipped dart proved to be nonlethal. The third-row high-school student un-mixed the message, went … Continue reading

NewPoetryCollective: En Route Interruption

En Route Interruption Busloads of middle-aged, half-dozing and cramped-in passengers, on their way to the indistinct downtown office towers where the windows never open and batteries of elevators toil. In the morning, with few exceptions, passengers-turned bureaucrats schlep themselves towards the screens of mass-produced desk tops, awaiting them in pre-assigned cubicles. Once, a graying man … Continue reading

NewPoetryCollective: Post-Social Media Poem

Post-social media poem A nuke went off the profit-generating corporate grid; Only random characters flickering on the 2-inch screen; Text is garbled and sent in undetectable bottles; Blank eyes from a thousand cases who can’t read a book; Unchained from the porous net, no more need to be linked or in; Meaningless messages fail to … Continue reading