Category Archives: poetry

Stevieslaw: Exceptionalism

  Political? Perhaps. Exceptionalism I only managed a single bite, before I passed it on. We passed so many things on then– wine and weed and one another. I think we thought it noble. No one knew the name of … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Card Players at Ekphrastic Review

  My poem “The Card Players” is up today at Ekphrastic Review.   Here is the link: http://www.ekphrastic.net And here is the poem: The Card Players Each night, these three— Nathan, Henri and Charles make ritual of rummy. “To pass … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Revision

Revision Some are irreparable. It’s as if you snatched them from the bargain bin at Eddie’s junkyard by the train tracks. Still, you try the tried and true Elmer’s glue and duct tape, shims and string—double knotted. You ask your … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Putting the gifts together?

Creator I scan the pictogram again for signs of my missteps. The screw driver is depicted at such an awful angle my hands hurt in sympathy. The fluffy stuff I thought was flotsam had an essential purpose. Too bad. I … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Two Poems

Here are two poems that were also published in the latest issue of  Word Fountain.  And here is a link to the entire issue. https://wordfountain.net/2017/11/03/14-fall-winter-2017/ That Night Steve Deutsch “I’m sure there are good people out there,” he said, as … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Many thanks to the editors at Word Fountain for nominating my poem, “The Year we all got Cancer,” for a Pushcart Prize.  Word Fountain, the Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library (Wilkes-Barre, PA) is available in both print and … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: All You Can Eat—Hy’s Song

For my dad, a man with great

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