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Poem by Lenore Weiss

Song for Guns & License Paper mill town closed down. Sporting goods store the big draw. Hunters shop for camouflage, a new barrel gauge. Deer season. Six months here, I’m in a red chair with a red number, clutch a … Continue reading

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Notes in the Margin: Poetry in the Information Age

By Lenore Weiss Working as a writer in the computer industry suited me fine. First I contracted at engineering companies. I moved on to other positions. My role required me to interview software engineers, marketing and business analysts, and to … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Electric Shock at Napa State

By Lenore Weiss What language do you think I’m talking? Yes, give me a cigarette. I’m feeling about as shitty as yesterday when they brought me in and my hand hurts. It’s bandaged. Busted it through the glass when I … Continue reading

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Poem by Lenore Weiss

In Istanbul: Faith Has No Name By Lenore Weiss 1. Old men talking on park benches sound the same in every country, a soft humming of the same tune, witnesses to toppled governments, news of sickness, grinding bad business or … Continue reading

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Poem by Lenore Weiss

Mother Courage By Lenore Weiss She sits on a bench wearing a carved tree resin rose black garbage bag filled with acorns, eucalyptus leaves, her bandages of flesh. Whatever she finds she stuffs into her hotch-potch pot, plastic water bottles … Continue reading

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Oh, the High-Tech Life or OOO (Out of Office)

OOO can mean any variety of things: I’m not in the office occupying my usual cubicle space and sitting in a chair with my feet raised on a two-drawer file cabinet, or I’m at home in my jammies, sitting on … Continue reading

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Game Apps and the Public Space

“Where had I been all these years? Instead of reading books, I should’ve been at video arcades perfecting my hand eye coordination and driving vehicles up the vertical side of mountains.” Home from work, I grab my iPad and open … Continue reading

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Cozying up to My First eBook in Oakland, California

By Lenore Weiss Books outlining my walls attest to the fact that I am an inveterate reader and book collector. Heretofore, I have resisted adoption of the eBook in favor of the screen. It seems like a question of loyalty. … Continue reading

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“Decoded” by Jay-Z

Reviewed By Lenore Weiss Decoded is a book about music that verges on art. The inside cover describes it as “A collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment … Continue reading

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Afghan Women’s Poetry Collected by Sayd Bahodine Majrouh

By Lenore Weiss I discovered the poet Sayd Bahodine Majrouh on a flight from Oakland to New York. Prepared for the six-hour trip to visit my family, I had brought along a number of magazines from my dining room table. … Continue reading

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