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Cold Gin and a Pandemic by Georgina Marie

Cold Gin and a Pandemic by Georgina Marie  A swig of fresh lime squeezed over ice San Francisco’s Junipero gin with a garnish soothes the overwhelm of more bad news and sudden heat  What I learned at home today: the length of estrangement becomes short in comparison to the weight of regret  one hundred more […]

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Wishing Well by Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross

Wishing Well By Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross I wish you Love: We need it today more than ever As you find your way in this world You may see the change you want to see And do something to make a difference without conditions, but sometimes change is hard to do and loving is harder still […]

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Great Greats by Jeffrey Kingman

Great Greats family hatbox rolls beneath her hands asking, do cedar balls burn daguerreotype was shocked, melted every one so recent, the southern way to tinder buildings and her carriage seemed to be of two minds homestead barn’s drip of rainwater on the pig’s folded ear twitch tin basin sloshed heavy water and shoulders slant […]

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Salt Cedar by Tom Stanton

“Salt Cedar” SUNRISE CHORDS RISE SEE THEM GROW JUST THERE UPON MY FENCE GLORIOUS JASMIN COVER FORMING DELICATE MOUNTAINS A VIEW OF THE ISLAND OF CORK UNJARRED MEMORIES THROUGH YOUR SCENTED FLOWER BEING THERE MY 1ST FLIGHT FROM MY DOORSTEP TO THE COCKPIT OF MY FIRST PLANE YOU HAD PAINTED THIS VERY NOTE IN YELLOWS […]

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Masks by Wayne Goodman

MASKS   I had to wear a mask To protect me from you The fear of someone seeing  Me imperfect, as I was, Frightened me   You wore a mask, too, For what reasons I  Could not tell but Most likely similar  Pain or sorrow   With time, I learned  To believe in myself That […]

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Poetry Open Mics and COVID-19

As of March 15, due to the coronavirus pandemic the CDC is recommending cancelling and postponing gatherings of over 50 people, and cancelling any gatherings in venues that cannot meet the 6 foot per person social distancing rules for the next eight weeks. For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, Solano County residents are encouraged to […]

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Jeremy Snyder is Vallejo’s 3rd Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Poetry by the Bay host Jeremy Snyder for becoming Vallejo’s 3rd Poet Laureate. He was preceded in office by Genea Brice (2015-2017) and D.L. Lang (2017-2019). His work appears in Verses, Voices, and Visions of Vallejo, and he recently hosted the Vallejo Poetry Slam. He has been hosting Poetry by the Bay since […]

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