by Clay Connally

stag·ing (ˈstājiNG),  n.   1.   a temporary structure used for support; scaffolding.   2.   the business of operating stagecoaches.   3.   travel by stagecoach.   4.   the act or process of presenting a play on the stage.
The first word for napomo! at the dictionary project is stag·ing. And our first poet is the wonderful Deborah Poe. Enjoy:




Notes: Cornell Ornithology Lab’s Bird Migration Teacher’s Resource Guide, prepared by Carolyn Sedgewick; Mark Twain for “a cradle on wheels;” Kerry Scanlan, Vicki Piaskowski, Michelle Jacobi and Steve Mahler, Zoological Society of Milwaukee for “Bird Migration Facts;” Mečislovas Žalakevičius for “Global Environmental Change and Vulnerability of Ecosystems: From Local to Regional to Global Scales;” Selah Saterstrom for “Beautiful women are haunted houses,The Pink Institution (Coffee House Press 2004); Zen Evening Gata for the last line.



Deborah Poe is author of the poetry collections Elements (Stockport Flats Press 2010), Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008), and “the last will be stone, too,” as well as a novella in verse, “Hélène” (Furniture Press 2012). Her poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, Yew Journal, Mantis, Horse Less Review, Bone Bouquet, PEEP/SHOW, and Open Letters Monthly. Please visit for more information. (Photo by Elizabeth Bryant)

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  1. Pingback: Chapter & Verse September 29th, 2012 « Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery

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