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New Poetry on Tap

New Poetry on Tap

We are pleased to publish new work by Felino Soriano and Jessica McFadden. Felino is a returning champion and Jessica is a unique find.   __________  Reading the poems above, watching the phenomenal movie, Tree of Life, and moving further along the path of Zen, I thought about images versus language. I thought about the way that words can never capture what we see, feel, smell, touch or hear. They can never be more than an approximation, a translation, yet we…

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The Pressure of Love: Jessica McFadden

The Pressure of Love: Jessica McFadden

 The Pressure of Love   Electrode laden, head bound with elastic and needles    of gel; a moment of security and peace— machines running warm, energy’s lulling sound, fluorescent light and fluorescent walls: a lover in a lab coat clears her throat and fidgets with cords. A lover’s soles scoff against linoleum, the laden brain excites the coated lover whose foreplay is an intricate setting up of connections, plugging the brain up to machines after rubbing skins: some call the act…

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