Poem by Charles Cicirella


  Pulverized There is a taste in the back of my throat. Consonants and vowels mixed up like gravel and cement. Reaching for something I may not obtain in this lifetime. We spit. We ejaculate. We lactate. There is this uproar in the front of my brainpan. Beats and bops flowing through my blood like […]

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Stone Soup Servings Presents: Gloria Mindock


  Stone Soup Servings is a regular series for Oddball Magazine that features upcoming performers at Stone Soup Poetry, the long-running spoken word venue in the Boston area that has partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry now meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery’s new location at […]

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Bamboozled No More! A Poet’s Story


  She wrote and wrote and wrote And for all her efforts collected piles of rejection letters Some kind Some generic Some very bitter and acidic But she wrote and she wrote and she wrote Notebooks full of poems and stories about people, things, ideas Then one day it seemed that the words stopped She […]

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It’s All One Thing #73: SSpSprSpring ’95


  This year Spring unfurled like a delayed leaf in excruciating slowness until it was certain Summer truly had abdicated and would never come to slather the crisp cool mornings with heat and sweat and foam of impending cavernous oven. The newness of this singular creation shyly refused to make final entrance and enticed and […]

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