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Since 1939, the Unterberg Poetry Center has given discerning audiences a chance to hear the finest writers in every literary genre, and its unrivaled dedication to the writer’s voice in all of its aspects has made it America’s foremost literary forum.
 
 
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Janet Kuypers read poetry from cc&d magazine ( v253 – the January/February 2015issue, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at her Chicago poetry open mic “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15

Janet Kuypers reads Edee Lemoniers’ “Salvation” from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads I.B. Rad’s “Our nine black robed priests” from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads Jane Stuart’s “Jazzy Morning” from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads Kenneth DiMaggio’s poem “Reflection #1 from A (perhaps) Heretical Lectio Divina Meditation” from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads Marianne Szlyk’s “of Music and Metaphor in Somerville, MA” poem from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads Ronald Charles Epstein’s “Miley Cyrus is Coming” poem from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads Sheryl L Nelms’ “The Ultimate Uncool” poem from cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15


Janet Kuypers reads poetry from assorted other poets that appears in the current issue of cc&d magazine (v253, the Jan./Feb. 2015issue/book, titled “the Curve of Arctic Air”) at Chicago’s “the Cafe Gallery” 2/18/15

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Power. A Poem By Robin Ouzman Hislop

Robin
 
  
 People, pictures, patterns stacked, stuck together
 in this traffic jam of time – its everywhere
 & nowhere race, our exponential population boom
 towards extinction or singularity. As if this
 were a given freedom, the power of what might have been,
                           had things been different – the alternatives
  
 The tyranny history has bequeathed us – voices
 from the mythic dead, marionettes in painted fields
 & save the planet from Moloch & Mammon.
  
 O child of your age, O personage of your time,
 O you great story teller, you.
  
 Time is power & time is not free.
 Time is enslaved by its emptiness with mind as its landscape,
 that money buys & sells as its properties, properties
 that the mind can never know.
  
 Like a morgue haunted by its emptiness but for its prisoner dead,
 an oracle of echoes that parades its printed phantoms pressed
 from the dust of a super nova into the abyss of outer galactic
 space, here & now in time's traffic jam. Where
  
 There are no more images, nor environs with their shadows,
 where all the landscapes have blended into membranes
 folded in their symmetry & sonority into the silences of spaces
 that become only in their resonances secrets hidden evermore
 unleashed onto a receding horizon as knowledge of their fatality.
  

 



Robin Ouzman Hislop Editor of the 12 year running on line monthly poetry journal
Poetry Life & Times. (See also its Wikipedia entry at Poetry Life and Times). He has made many appearances over the last years in the quarterly journals Canadian Zen Haiku, including In the Spotlight Winter 2010 & Sonnetto Poesia. Previously published in international magazines, his recent publications include Voices without Borders Volume 1 (USA), Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian University N Carolina, Post Hoc installed at Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield (UK), Uroborus Journal, 2011-2012 (Sheffield, UK), The Poetic Bond II & 111, available at The Poetic Bond and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes a recently published Anthology of Sonnets: Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. He has recently completed a volume of poetry, The World at Large, for future publication. He is currently resident in Spain engaged in poetry translation projects.
 
 
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Seaborgium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#105, Sg) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Seaborgium

Janet Kuypers

from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#105, Sg)
7/28/14 (started 7/27/14)

I’ve always loved the sea.
When standing at these Pacific shores
I’m always intoxicated by the action there,
at the vibrancy, the sense of life.
I’ve always been drawn to the idea of learning,
to California’s desire to explore and discover.

#

There was a scientist, Glenn Seaborg,
who later worked through U of C Berkeley.
And when it comes to discovery in California,
Seaborg really had a hold on the chemistry market.
Because during his career, he did theoretical work
in the development of the Actinide series
in the Periodic Table, and he even helped discover
ten elements (many in that Actinide series).

But one element that wasn’t in the Actinides series
that he helped discover, element one oh six,
that was the element people petitioned
to be named after him (you know, because
of all he had discovered for the Periodic Table).
But scientists in Dubna Russia were also wanting
to claim the naming rights for element one oh six,
and naming this element after Seaborg
caused quite a stir, because elements
are only named after dead people, they said.
But the Americans actually pulled it off
and got the new element named Seaborgium.

Transuranium elements like Seaborgium
are only artificially made with particle accelerators,
and I know those scientists,
after finding elements that way
only acquire one or two atoms,
and they can only guess the element’s properties
by their location on the Periodic Table…
I mean, Seaborgium’s isotopes
have half lives only seconds long,
and there’s no use we know of for Seaborgium
other than scientific research
(like for scientists like Seaborg or Albert Ghiorso,
or the leader of that Seaborgium discovery team).

But after the element was named Seaborgium,
and since Seaborgium is the only element
named after a living person,
it may have been possible
to send Glenn Seaborg a letter
addressed in chemical elements:
send it to Seaborgium,
in lawrencium (for his Lawrence Berkeley Lab),
in the city berkelium,
in the state californium,
and
(if the letter’s being mailed
from outside the U.S.)
in the country americium…
I don’t know if any letters like this
actually got through to him,
but for a man with that many
discoveries under his belt,
sending letters to him
using only Periodic Table elements
almost seems like icing on the cake.

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