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. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, most recently Hospital Drive Anthology, An Ariel Anthology, and in Driftfish: A Zoomorphic Anthology. She can be found at marthakaplanpoet.com, where she doesn’t promise that everything is up to date.

“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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