“Subject: Washington, D.C. Pre-March musings” by Susan Jackson


Subject: Washington, D.C. Pre-March musings

                  Still, bereft; fierce, but–




                   Bereft, still; but fierce.

Susan Jackson


The Skinny Poetry Journal – Call for Submissions: Poems 2 Resist Racism

The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) aims to reflect the stunning cultural diversity embodied in the work of writers worldwide. As we are a journal birthed and based in the United States by editors of color, we are keenly interested in featuring work that honestly addresses the turbulent socio-political tenor of our times (especially poems  that challenge the hatred of racism). We value the work and worth of all people equally—black folks, white folks, Latinos, all folks LGBTQ, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Voices of Veterans and more. Our reading period never closes. Send us your work and we’ll send you back our best timely reply concerning it, usually within one month’s time.

-Truth Thomas

The Skinny Poetry Journal

TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form (and edited by a rotating team of poets). A Skinny is a short poem form, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however, those words can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical.

The point of the Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. To submit your work for publishing consideration, email it to: theskinnypoetryjournal@gmail.com with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.


Answer Coalition March Against Trump on Inauguration Day



This just in from the Answer Coalition: Navy Memorial will now be the site of largest protest on the Inaugural Parade Route
“The Jan. 20 Mass Protest along the Presidential Inaugural Route will be a powerful rejection of the Trump Agenda on Day One of his administration. Permits have been secured by the ANSWER Coalition for the large Navy Memorial site on Pennsylvania Ave. NW from 7th St. to 9th St. A 28-foot stage and a huge sound system will be set up there so that Trump, his big donors, the international media and indeed the whole world will see our presence.”
For details regarding the Answer Coalition march on January 20th, 2017, go to:

Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017, to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.