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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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Legacy

My poem is up at The Literary Nest. Here is the poem and some comments from the editor. Legacy Here’s one you haven’t heard,he’d say to start each story—and we hadn’t. You could almost see him reach for the tale—as … Continue reading

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