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  November 2017
volume 14 number 2
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  Gary Beck
  Jack G. Bowman
  Sir Mark Bruback
  JR Campbell
  Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
  Darren C Demaree
  Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
  Raymond Fenech
  Gerda Govine Ituarte
  Grant Guy
  Hedy Habra
  Danielle Harper
  JD Hart
  Tom Irish
  Kait Jensen
  Michael Lee Johnson
  Elisabeth Khan
  Ron Lucas
  Suzanne O'Connell
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  E. Martin Pedersen
  John D Robinson
  Miriam Sagan
  Rishan Singh
  Spencer Smith
  Ann Christine Tabaka
  Viola Weinberg
  Cade Williams
  Terry Wolverton
  Bill Yarrow
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Gerda Govine Ituarte
November 2017



    Gerda Govine Ituartes third poetry collection, Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW, collection, was published by Editions du Cygne (Swan World), Paris, France, June 2016 available at Vroman's and Book Show bookstores. Her second poetry book, Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm was published by La Casa del Tunel Productions, Pasadena, California and printed in March 2015 in English. All publication art work was created by Luis Ituarte. She was one of three poets cited out of 60 by the U.S. Poetry Review for her poem Identity.
    Alterations received a five-star rating from Red City Review and was a finalist in their poetry contest. Her first book, Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? was published in 2012. In summer 2016, she created a four-week lunch-time poetry reading series entitled "Poetry Within Reach, and created the Pasadena Rose Poets comprised of nine seasoned Pasadena-based poets. The project was funded by the City of Pasadena, California, Cultural Affairs Division via a National Endowment for the Arts grant.



Burn This House Down

Born under stairs
candle light
dot darkness

Pain rides bare back
stick to skin
bores through bone

Memories crochet
blood stained words
choke silence

Stay together alone
secrets panic flutter
ancestors shout

Burn this house down
gut everything
nothing left to save

Scorched earth turns
inside out
past swallows

Present in flames
smoke circles
last generation

Buried under blanket
of ashes dirt
peace raises white flag.

copyright 2017 Gerda Govine Ituarte