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Re: “Amel's

A Pittsburgh classic. Amazing food comes to your table. If you don't know Pittsburghers are friendly, go there. They will prove themselves to be friendly all the time.

Posted by Romella Kitchens on 03/28/2014 at 2:03 AM

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Re: “Ed Ochester's new collection champions poetic simplicity

An excellent book. The explanatory of human life on the personal, cultural and universal levels very clear and without subterfuge. Re-reading various poems is a form of revisiting them and expressly intending to do so. These are wise, flesh and blood poems that have lived, loved and laughed in a candid, warm, open manner. Forthrightness and intellect merged. Ed Ochester is one of the best American poets there is as are many of the poets he refers to in his beautiful poems and we are privileged to read about them in such a vivid poetic context. The poems almost engage the reader in a form of literary time travel. We see stages of the poet's life and benchmarks of various events so clearly. These poems are exemplars of a human being with spiritual kindness, emotional maturity and insight engaged on the page.

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Posted by Romell on 03/02/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Yes, Yes, Yes

Thanks to Bill O'Driscoll and Kayla Sargeson
for publishing this poem and sending the gift card. It was very kind. I enjoy the poems by other poets published in Chapter&Verse very much.

Posted by Romell on 08/14/2014 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Today I Am Judy Garland

Bernadette has read at Hemingway's Cafe in Oakland a few times. It is always a treat.

Posted by Romell on 04/09/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Punkass Wildfire

Kayla, great poem. U write w/ such verve. Sista-poet.

Posted by Romell on 04/02/2014 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Capitalist Poem #1

A very well developed poem. The Capitalist thematic is very interesting because Doralee expresses it in a clear manner. I would like to read more poems like this.

Posted by Romell on 04/02/2014 at 5:09 AM

Re: “Take

It appears the poem's first line has a typo? That is should read "Didn't" instead of "did't" ?

Posted by Romell on 04/02/2014 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Early Television Icons Are Dying

One of the best poets in Pittsburgh. Widely published nationally and internationally. Should be more acclaimed. Has taught many poets gladly and shared his art in school settings. Great orator.

Posted by Romell on 03/28/2014 at 4:21 PM

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