Author Archives: stevieslaw

Cadge

Thrilled that my poem, Cadge, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Burningword Literary Journal. Here is the poem: CadgeJANUARY 2021 | POETRY, PUSHCART NOMINEEI bet the four flush—worth next to nothingbut looking to all like the keyto the … Continue reading

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Two New Poems:

I have two poems on the Lothlorien Poetry Journal site today. Here is a link: https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2021/11/two-poems-by-steven-deutsch.html and the poems. You can get the actual format of the poems on the link. I can’t make the blog behave. Where I’m Writing … Continue reading

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Checker Cab

My poem, Checker Cab, is in the Fall Issue of Black Coffee Review. Here it is without the stanza breaks. And what might be a link. https://www.blackcoffeereview.com/fall-2021?fbclid=IwAR2x42zGUgCfVmqkJeGYH2uFInySueex3tEbKFU5uUOdeHAqsLk3Gw6Z9Sg Checker Cab It was the one story my dad never told even though … Continue reading

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Shibboleth

My poem was just published by Hare’s Paw Literary Journal. Here it is: Shibboleth by Steven Deutsch ​ “You even changed the names of the fucking streets,” Andy told us over beers a few weeks after he’d come home. ​ It … Continue reading

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My third book of poetry from Kelsay Books. Up now on Amazon.

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Vow of Silence

Tired of talk.How hardto take this dreadful seasonin silence. The reasonfor the pleadinghas passedlike last summer. I did not seeit going. Only gone.To quietnow against thosetedious arguments —repeatand repetition. My cheerful, mid-winter, mid-pandemic poem is up on The Drabble.

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Balm

My poem, Balm, was just published by the Bookends Review. Here is the poem. This evening, I ended my walkwith a terrific skid.Just as I recoveredthe sun peeked outfrom wherever it had been hiding,to warm my neck and faceand the … Continue reading

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Oak

My poem, Oak, is up on RavensPerch today. A who-knows-where-the-time-goes meditation. Here it is: While I was dozingthe seedling I plantedgrew forty feetand threatens my roofin the wind. My children wentfrom “mama”to middle agedwith childrenof their own— marriages,mortgages,money worries,and hair … Continue reading

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Scry

My poem, Scry, is in the current issue of Waymark Literary Magazine (Kennesaw State University). Here is a link: and here is the poem: Scry An awful night—alone with  that All Soul’s crew on the third floor of the dorm. … Continue reading

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Rereading

My poem was published today by MacQueen’s Quinterly. Rereading is like checking in with an old friend you find drowsing on a porch swing in a house along the storied river. It seems years since she’s even run a comb … Continue reading

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