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Editor’s Note: In honor of National Poetry Month, the Jersey City Independent and Jersey City Writers held an open call for work of local poets. The poems were judged anonymously by Nancy Mendez-Booth, Rachel Poy and Aaron Jackson. The top three poems will be published on the JCI website during the month of April. Here is the first one. Enjoy!

Love Poem #2

By Max Gray

 

To prove to

her his

love,

the sun

drowns

himself in her

at dusk.

 

She swallows

him whole

and blushes

‘til morning.

 

Poet’s Bio: Max Gray is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. His fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in Conte, The Newer York, Jelly Bucket and English Kills Review.

National Poetry Month poems published by JCI:

It Will Be Sweet and Cold by Sarah T. Jewell

Wild by Maria Guzman

2013 Poems JCI Published 

 

 

 

National Poetry Month: Love Poem #2

Editor’s Note: In honor of National Poetry Month, the Jersey City Independent and Jersey City Writers held an open call for work of local poets. The poems were judged anonymously by Nancy Mendez-Booth, Rachel Poy and Aaron Jackson. The top three poems will be published on the JCI website during the month of April. Here is the first

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Bubbles at the Benson: Beth Achenbach Exhibits at the Mary Benson Gallery

Above: “Mother and Daughter” by Beth Achenbach Don’t blow your chance to see some stunning images of locals blowing bubblegum (such as comedian Meredith Rollman and her daughter, pictured above) this weekend! “Nostalgia,” a solo exhibit by Jersey City photographer Beth Achenbach, will open Friday, Dec. 5—coinciding with JC Fridays—at the Mary Benson Gallery, 369

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