Martha Jackson Kaplan

Martha Jackson Kaplan

Martha Jackson Kaplan is a Pushcart nominated poet who draws her palette from a passion for history, color, and a sense of place. What do we see? What don’t we see? What and how do we say, or not say? Is it dangerous? She lives in Madison Wisconsin where images from lives lived in other places occasionally break through. She has been a teacher and political activist. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. Recently she has flash fiction at Bending Genres II, 2018. See more about her at marthakaplanpoet.com.

“I don’t care about your miserable shit life!”
A punch in the arm to me and she was spinning,
eyes flashing, body flouncing, door slammin’
pure D love a pass/fail stompin’ up the stairs,

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