“It was prevalent everywhere. Hunger started up from the filthy street that had no offal, among its refuse of anything to eat.” From Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Word Soup is an online poetry journal that solicits well-crafted poems on the theme of hunger. Imagine “hunger” in all its possible meanings, from physical food deprivation to hunger for love, acceptance, actualization. Be creative. Then, send us three to five of your best poems. The price of consideration is a donation to a food bank of your choice.
Submit Poetry to Word Soup and Help End Hunger HERE
Our wedding was a cornucopia of tradition:
congregational church ceremony, gaggle of guests, chorus of organ tunes,
gowns and flowers swagged in harvest colors of plum,
Whose idea was it to open that new box of felt tip
Magic Markers? I yanked out the red one, Sally pulled
at the blue one, then, all the markers slid
onto the floor of the Ladies Room,
I don’t want to see body parts on my food –
no eyes staring blankly at the meringue ceiling,
no tail missing its slow sway through salty water,
no fins, directionless and still.
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Let’s end hunger one poem at a time
founded and curated by Kim Baker
Kim Baker’s poems have been published online and in print, her essays broadcast on NPR.
Kim’s play A Day in the Life of a Recovering Nine Year Old premiered in July 2014 at the Driftwood Players Short Play Festival in Edmonds, WA.
Under the Influence: Musings about Poems and Paintings, Kim’s first chapbook of poetry, is available from Finishing Line Press.
Kim is currently working on a book of ekphrasis poems about the stories and portrayals of women in the paintings of female artists.
Recently named Poet in Residence and to the board at Wickford Art Assocation, Kim organizes the annual Poetry and Art Show. www.wickfordart.org
Email Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org