Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Doing Lines

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper couldn’t figure out how to tell Mary Ann Nichols his feelings without blubbering like an idiot, so he murdered at least five blue whales off the coast of California.   Justin Karcher’s a playwright and poet living in Buffalo, NY. He’s the Co-Artistic Director of Theater Jugend as well as its Playwright-in-Residence. He’s been nominated for Artvoice Best of Buffalo Best Writer (2011-2014) and Best Poet (2013, […]

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Welcome to our special edition posting, “Doing Lines.”  For this theme we were looking for one-liner poetry: powerful, humorous, or interesting ideas conveyed with few words. As previously promised in our guidelines, our favorite line appears at the top of the bunch.  We chose Brenda J. Gannam’s line because it was the one that socked us in the gut the hardest, and because we could see an entire story unfolding […]

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