Daily Archives: November 13, 2016

Kristallnacht

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Big thanks to Sarah Frances Moran, editor at Yellow Chair Review for publishing my poem “November 9, Kristallnacht” as part of their Election Aftermath series (November 13, 2016). It’s an awesome initiative to feature the poetic response to the US presidential election “for the foreseeable future” & I’m really honored to have my work included there.

Click here to read the poem : November 9, Kristallnacht

Thanks everyone!

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Remembrance Day 2106 by Angela Topping

I am not a silent poet

The train manager requests two minutes silence
as benevolent morning sun touches
middle England’s fields with gilt
while across the Channel, the Somme’s
sweet rolling hills are healing over
despite zig-zag trenches and craters
where paper poppies decay and fall
like blood-stained confetti.

Leonard Cohen has sung his last gravelly elegy,
so long Marianne and all the rest of us.
Obama leaves the White House,
Britain turns its back on the EU.
What vultures are hovering we do not know.
Over Mexican food three poets
talk passionately of politics, uneasy isms.
The papers continue to report things we cannot stomach.

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