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Tuesday, March 01, 2022


by Howard Richard Debs

A Russian missile attack has
struck the TV tower in Kyiv.
All the TV channels are
off the air. Where?
Just outside the center
of the city. There is a park there.
A small park with some monuments
commemorating events from the past.

Howard Richard Debs is a recipient of the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards. His essays, fiction, and poetry appear internationally in numerous publications. His photography is featured in select publications, including in Rattle online as “Ekphrastic Challenge” artist and guest editor. His book Gallery: A Collection of Pictures and Words (Scarlet Leaf Publishing) is the recipient of a 2017 Best Book Award and 2018 Book Excellence Award. His latest work Political (Cyberwit Press) is the 2021 American Writing Awards winner in poetry. He is co-editor of New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust forthcoming from Vallentine Mitchell of London, publisher of the first English language edition of Anne Frank's diary. He is listed in the Poets & Writers Directory. Debs' maternal grandmother immigrated to the U.S. from Pryluky, Ukraine.