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May 2016 Newsletter

Click HERE to read creative writing from Craig Raleigh. May 2016 Newsletter This is our last event before the summer hiatus!  Join us for a spring celebration of community and the literary arts! We had a wonderful time at our Spring Open Mic!  Thanks to everyone who joined Words on the Verge  on Saturday . Words on the Verge presents  Maria Brandt On  May 21st   Words on the Verge , (A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St, Brockport, NY 14420) will host  local author,  Maria Brandt . from  5pm until  7pm .  Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Brandt's captivating novella,  All the Words,  is the winner of the 2014 Grassic Short Novel Prize. She teaches at Monroe Community College where she has been integral to the on-going development a Creative Writing degree Our June Words on the Verge newsletter will feature an interview/profile of  Lit

I Know You

  I Know You by  Craig Raleigh When I stopped by for a visit, you were still there; living in that house in the woods where you’ve always been. I didn’t have to knock; I didn’t have to ring the bell. I just used my eyes to look into your windows. I can see the white specks of soft oxygen floating on your ever so slightly-stained back; the sun reflecting off the moving ripples of liquid karma. The twist of your spine drifts through the broken forest with an abject disregard. There is no beginning and no end; only the rigor of ebb and flow. I have questions that only you can answer; unanswered questions from my childhood. They rage in my heart and can no longer be ignored. I have no choice but to see you up close now, old friend. My feet are burning to ramble; my eyes itching with desire. Your banks are stripped bare by the frozen storms; pounded flat by the weight of winter. You have an openness now like at no other time of the year. I crave to discover your secrets; I re