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Welcome new contributor Janeen Rastall and her three new poems:

Enjoy your week!

Moustache Monday

New poetry to start off the week: Charlie Chaplin Wants Us to Stare At His Lips by Valerie Loveland which refers from the poem The lips were the worst by Laura McCullough.


There’s no such thing as too much poetry which is why we’re bringing you another poem today: Vacancy by Christopher Grillo refers from “silhouette” in the story Inscription by Nicolette Wong.

Over the Hump With Poetry

How about getting over the hump of the week with some poetry? Today we present Grocery Store at Night by Kathleen Kirk which refers from the poem Soon by Helen Losse.

Polar Bears Playing Strip Poker

Yes, you read that right. And because we don’t want to leave you in suspense much longer, we introduce Gemma Cooper-Novack’s poem Strip Poker at the Arctic Circle which refers from Rosalyn Marhatta’s poem Shark Snark.


We had a lot of great submissions during our last Featured reading period, and we are pleased to present our newest featured writer: Stephen S. Mills. His three featured poems are available via his contributor page. Enjoy! Maybe you’ll find something in these poems (or other items on our site) to refer from/to? We should open for referred submissions again in the near future. Have a great week!

Water and Ice

This week we are sharing two poems by Cindy Droege:

Enjoy these poems, and your week 🙂

Welcome to June

Welcome in June with some poetry. Today’s poem is by new contributor Clyde Kessler titled Three Generations. It refers from Rose Auslander’s poem Hulk at 50.

Darker Side of Poetry

We’re excited to bring you a poem by Meg Tuite this week: Your Pain Reminds Me of Who I Won’t Bewhich refers from the word “geometry” in Val Dering Rojas’ poem Breakfast, 7am.

Onward with Poetry Month

This week’s poem is Jill Klein’s Eating Seedless Watermelon which refers from Amorak Huey’s The Contortionist Twists the Bearded Lady’s Words & Things Get a Little Hairy Between Them