Iglesia 1953 – a poem by Antoni Ooto

Iglesia 1953 no one sweeping the stairs no one comes and goes no services posted a soundless congregation (curious thoughts of a young child) on this German-Irish-Italian block, Dutchtown’s misplaced immigrant foreign, mysterious, marks time in silence–– alongside Lou’s butcher shop, lacking sacramental staging, this small chapel–– more a landscape where people pass by, hear […]

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Achalay (Rejoice), For Music is Euphoria of the Soul – a poem by Anne Whitehouse

Achalay (Rejoice), For Music is Euphoria of the Soul In the Chiquitania, deep in the heart of the Amazon basin, in plains bisected by rivers, dotted with lakes and swamps, flooded half the year, the inhabitants built vast earthworks— raised beds for farming, drained by ditches, fish weirs, and canals and zigzag causeways permitting year-round […]

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