Three Poems

He speaks of poetry and the words slip from his mouth like wisps of smoke curling in the still air, nothing breaking the purity of the breaths released when his lips form vowels singing azaleas, hollyhock, and primrose. The lips lightly press together to form those brief interruptions in speech,
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Deviant Dream

Deviant Dream: intellegencia queen Light, she is prone of it, she is immune to it. It drowns upon the faces of everyone else but she- But she — a deviant being, a socially deviant being. She done learnt to survive — cockroach ass human being! The light reject her because
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Ed Roberson, UC Berkeley’s poet-in-residence

Ed Roberson’s poems come to him in fits and bursts, from images of years past and experiences that happened only moments ago. The Chicago-based poet has had a long and fruitful career weaving memory and imagination into verse, and he’s in Berkeley for the semester to instruct students on how
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The Kids in Japan Don’t Fuck Anymore.

I read online that the kids in Japan don’t fuck anymore a sign of the times virtual porn, anime, robots, but skin to skin touch is feared almost as much as intimacy.   Here lies the intricacy that fearing to fuck grew from fearing the touch of your mother’s hand
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Stiff Swimming in the Womb

You are my genesis, my perfection A hose skeeting benevolence over the sheets of my mind We kick life hard against the womb of the love we built Heightening heights of high hell would never make me flee You’ve got me deeply rooted in your infectious spell Wrapped around, surrounded
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Charity Through Poetry for Writers of Squaw Valley

The Squaw Valley community of writers brought a night of charitable poetry to San Francisco on Friday night. All who gathered at the First Unitarian Church bought their tickets toward fundraising financial aid for the Squaw Valley community of writers workshops in the California Sierra Nevada. The workshops are for
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CalSLAM brings down barriers with original material

At UC Berkeley, the terms “free speech,” “equality” and “expression” are seemingly ubiquitous ideals in light of the campus and city’s history. In the spirit of the Free Speech Movement of 1964, the campus environment integrates its legacy into everyday life. The symbols are everywhere, from the the Free Speech
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A poet in motion

It was like any other poetry reading — Robert Hass had attended hundreds at this point. But after he finished reciting poems from a recent book, someone from the audience approached him and pointed out to the Pulitzer Prize winner something that had never crossed his mind. All the poems
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Breaking the single story

Cultural Crossroads

When I think of all the untold stories stagnating in the suburbs of Southern California, where I attended high school — in Santa Ana and Garden Grove — it saddens me that popular TV Shows like “The O.C.” and the “The Real Housewives of Orange County” have overshadowed the true
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