Writing the Apocalypse: Talking to the Walls

Writing the Apocalypse: Talking to the Walls

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to the Walls | By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– The dog has grown tired of listening to me. Maybe I can engage my posters in conversation.   […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Gravity

Writing the Apocalypse: Gravity

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gravity| By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– The night the birds fell I dreamt of two women. They perched on platforms above the clouds, bodies coiled like snakes wild […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Bunkers

Writing the Apocalypse: Bunkers

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bunkers| By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– I move through the country from my bunker to yours Nothing to do but get drunk, fuck, and write poems We stumble […]

The 10 Most Annoying Types of People in the Pandemic

The 10 Most Annoying Types of People in the Pandemic

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | The health crisis has brought out the best in medical workers, who have stepped up to the plate with courage and honor, but others haven’t fared quite so well. In fact, the pandemic-generated combination of fear, anger, grief, and isolation has brought out the worst in these people, as they recklessly […]

My CoviDiary: The May Entries

My CoviDiary: The May Entries

Below, find the latest diary entry, then all other May content. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com. My CoviDiary, 5/24/2020: 100,000 and the Sledgehammer of History BY MAX BURBANK | I want to come […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Diva Runs

Writing the Apocalypse: Diva Runs

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diva Runs | By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– She runs down the block when she sees me Juliet watches from her doorway, a safe six feet away   […]

Writing the Apocalypse: It’s Not New, It’s Not Normal

Writing the Apocalypse: It’s Not New, It’s Not Normal

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s Not New, It’s Not Normal | By Puma Perl Dedicated to the memory of Bob Sztabnik and all of your loved ones ——————————————————————————– Can we please […]

Writing the Apocalypse: “Charlie Time”

Writing the Apocalypse: “Charlie Time”

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Charlie Time | By Puma Perl I wake at 3:56 AM Alone in the bunker Sleeping has become napping The minutes disappear like hours at the Spahn […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Poetry by Puma Perl

Writing the Apocalypse: Poetry by Puma Perl

Apocalyptic Rehab | By Puma Perl Every day is different, and every day’s the same   Sleep patterns vary It’s more like giving in than waking up and, like a good patient, I diligently make my bed and never return to it during daylight hours   Over morning coffee, Cynthia and I text message and […]

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