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Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry

Dear readers, You may have noticed The Independent’s occasional departure from straight news into postings with stanzas and without punctuation. We call those news poems, […]...

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June 28, 2017 Events, Just In, news poems, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

News poetry: Fracking elegy

Cracks in the pavement cracks in the wall— where do I go if my house cracks like a duck egg? Where do mule deer and black bears, elk and prairie dogs […]...

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June 25, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, news poems, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

News poetry: Fracking Accident, Firestone, Colorado

Circulatory systems beneath the once-prairie, now cul-de-sac, now-charter school, below Oak Meadows, a new suburb in the once-outback of the West. Underground infrastructure unmapped, a […]...

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June 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, news poems, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

News poem: YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

I moved on her like a bitch. … Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start […]...

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June 2, 2017 news poems, The Mix

News-Stained Poetry Project: It’s Okay

IT’S OKAY we judge each female body when we see it (don’t say you don’t do it we all know we all do it) here […]...

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October 29, 2016 Just In, news poems, The Mix

News Poem: “Could Be”

Reader Alan Gilbert sent us this poem in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando on Sunday. Check out more of our long-dormant News Poems […]...

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June 17, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, news poems, The Blogs, The Mix

News poem: UNTITLED (By the end)

By the end, we won’t remember what happened when. We’ll remember hardly any of it. The only thing that makes it   bearable is all […]...

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September 29, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, news poems, The Beats, The Mix

News Poem: ‘I have traveled much to go nowhere today’

Blood pressure reacts to such toxic swallowings...

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May 13, 2015 Just In, news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poem: ‘To Live in this Cemetery’

is to see the paradox of what we are / the fragile iron of our blood...

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April 24, 2015 news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poem: ‘Magnetic Reconnection’

The sun shoots something off, / and we don’t know why, or what / it does to us. It barely even exists....

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April 10, 2015 news poems

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We did it!!!

We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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The Home Front: Cory Gardner is ‘under siege’ amid his ‘hunker-down strategy’ on healthcare

“U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is under siege,” reports The Denver Post. “For weeks, protesters have rallied outside his offices in Washington and Colorado with the […]

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