Category Archives: Peg Duthie

Five Finger Frustration

Trying to scale
Rachmaninoff –
my pinky
every which where
except at myself.

© 2014, Peg Duthie

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Five (5) Contest Shortlist Poems

We’ll run all shortlist poems–then announce the contest winner . . . Stay tuned!

UPDATE (3 July 2014)

The shortlisted works, in the order they appeared:

unFold Five (5) Contest Shortlist

Thanks to all who participated! You made this decision difficult—our inbox overflowed with fives. Too, too many superlative fives. We’re now thinking in fives.

Here, at last, our decisions. We are proud to announce: 10 poets of Five (5). In alphabetical order . . . the shortlist.

Emily Abedon,“Mixed Couple
Judy Bertelsen, “Interval
Peg Duthie, “Five-Finger Frustration
J.C. Elkin, Untitled
Stephanie King, “Tattoo
Meg Eden Kuyatt, Untitled
Barbara LaMorticella, Untitled
Corey Mesler, “5 a.m.
Ashley Odom, “Not-So-Lucky Bird
Brad Rose, “Signs of Reincarnation at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, NY, NY (a Found Poem)

Your Mother, Weeping

The doll on her lap
its blonde hair gray
with dust from your grandmother’s house.

© 2014, Peg Duthie

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Three Days Before Payday

In my backpack
a sandwich of lettuce and salt
the sidewalk slick with leaves

© 2014, Peg Duthie

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