Poetry

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]

“Daddy” poem by Bobby Octaviano

“Daddy” poem by Bobby Octaviano

Daddy                                     by Bobby Octaviano     My Daddy can do so much cool stuff. He’s much more clever than all of us.   He pushed us round the lake with a pole. He called it punting, but I’m not sold.   Our raft, a wheel; water’s edge hugged. Abandoned from a quarry dug.   The […]

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