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Gary Dretzka

Dretzka By Gary

Tell No One

With all due respect to the Marquis de Lafayette and Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, France is one the last things on the minds of Americans on the 4th of July. To be fair, the last thing on the minds of French revelers on July 14 is how much our Declaration of Independence…

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“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles

“Wise men build bridges, foolish men build barriers.”
~ T’Challa