Written in Arlington

During the month of April 2020, Arlington Poet Laureate Emerita Katherine E. Young is posting poems from the forthcoming anthology Written in Arlington, which showcases the poets and poems of Arlington, Virginia.


March of the Leaf Blowers 
by Richard Peabody

They don’t use machines. 

Just get down on their knees 
and blow. 

Richard Peabody wears many literary hats: poet, writer, editor, teacher, publisher. He taught at Johns Hopkins University for fifteen years. His Gargoyle Magazine (founded 1976) released issue 71 in 2020. He has edited (or co-edited) twenty-six anthologies, including Mondo Barbie and A Different Beat. A new poetry volume, Guinness on the Quay, was published in 2019.

Written in Arlington / Spoken in Arlington is a print and digital collection of the poets and poems of Arlington, VA, edited by Katherine E. Young and published by Paycock Press (forthcoming, fall 2020). It is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts. For more information, visit Arlington Arts.

Image: After the Rain mixed media/collage on canvas by Anya Getter (fragment)

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