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Three Poems by James B. Nicola

Tetradic Sequence from Below and Above, Before and After blocked ears, closed minds, rage;wisdom falls as late fall’s leaves:heroes’ tragedies *** finch pecks by window February slows him downwarm inside. poor bird  *** after the last blastall the leaves curled, browned, crisped, droopedobsolete as arms *** gone. but where you weresmolders

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Announcements from Poor Yorick

  Hello from Poor Yorick! A couple of announcements from our editorial team:  Our submissions are currently CLOSED. We will be taking time to revamp our website and read through our standing submissions. Poor Yorick is going through a transformation this year, with new WCSU student leadership. We’d like to

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Space Signals by Mackenzie Hurlbert

He was a quiet man, with a quiet life in small town Middlebrook, Pennsylvania. He could count on two hands the number of times he’d ventured beyond the county borders. He had Chip’s Hardware down the street, the General Store for groceries, and the library with shelves full of his favorite yellow-paged, sci-fi paperbacks. What else did a man need? He thought. … Continue readingSpace Signals by Mackenzie Hurlbert

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The Poet’s Mask, a Poor Yorick Special Issue

  Editor’s Note     The theme for this special issue emerged from multiple sources of inspiration and observation that came together in a way that just made sense. I’d observed that poetry was our most popular submission category, that April was National Poetry Month, and that sometimes, a few

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