Poem #11—the final poem in this series—is titled “Chaos – 2022” [http://www.minyanmag.com/jackieoldham.html]. Published October 27, 2022 in Minyan Magazine, it is an updated occasional poem originally written in 2020, with the title “Chaos,” for the annual Poetry Shabbat at Beth Am Synagogue in Baltimore, which occurs shortly after Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year). Due … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #11X
Poem #10 is titled “All These Things Are Broken” [https://spillwords.com/all-these-things-are-broken/], published August 17, 2022 in Spillwords Press. It was written on July 16, 2022, after friend and poet Scott Ferry posted the title as a prompt to write a new poem. This reading was recorded on December 30, 2022.
Poem #9 is “Ode to Lucille Clifton” [June 28, 2022, in A Lovely Place, A Fighting Place, A Charmer: The Baltimore Anthology (Belt Publishing, Cleveland, OH], my first contribution to a book! It is also one of numerous poems I’ve been commissioned or asked to write for a specific occasion or project. “Occasional poems,” as … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #9
The eighth poem in this series is “Our Bodies, Our Rights” [Poem by Jackie Oldham – oddball magazine-3], published by Oddball Magazine on June 27, 2022. Written and submitted on June 26th, this poem was a response to the events of June 24th, the dark day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #8
The seventh poem in this series is “Of Their Own Time Immemorial” [https://spillwords.com/of-their-own-time-immemorial/], published by Spillwords Press on February 12, 2022. It was written on December 29, 2021, after a twilight-sleep catnap on my living room couch. This reading was recorded on December 21, 2022. There are only 4 more poems left to share in … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #7
The sixth poem in this series is “Our Latest Fashion Accessories…” [https://www.rigorous-mag.com/v5i4/jackie-oldham.html]. It appeared in Rigorous Magazine on December 31, 2021. The impetus for this poem was the constant use of the phrase “our black and brown people” by everyone from cable news hosts to friends. This reading was recorded on December 3, 2022.