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Friday, April 23, 2021


by Mark Danowsky

“Laura” by Gregory Corso

“It is with deep sadness and affection that we announce the passing of our friend and Advisory Board member, poet Laura Boss—a truly generous friend to poetry and poets.” —CavanKerry Press, April 15, 2021

                       for Laura Boss (1938-2021)

First time at the library
festival in West Caldwell 
I was introduced as a fan
of your old boyfriend
I saw better   
that rainy day 
when you smiled wide 
big red lips 
telling how he removed his coat 
& carefully placed it 
over a puddle 
just so you could 
cross the street

Mark Danowsky is Editor-in-Chief of ONE ART: a journal of poetry and Senior Editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal. He is author of the poetry collection As Falls Trees (NightBallet Press). His work has appeared in Bird Watcher’s Digest, Cleaver Magazine, Gargoyle, The Healing Muse, and elsewhere.