Poems by James Goertel: Speak Your Name and From The Ashes Of

Poems by James Goertel: Speak Your Name and From The Ashes Of

Yareah Magazine is very proud to present ‘Under the Same Moon’, a very special collection of poems written by James Goertel

Speak Your Name from James Goertel’s new poetry collection, Under The Same Moon, is about the universal language of love and how the mere act of saying a lover’s name becomes a state of emotion, a new vocabulary for our feelings.

From the Ashes Of from James Goertel’s new poetry collection, Under The Same Moon, contemplates how the use of words, such as in poetry, can can reinforce love or love coming to an end and how powerfully they effect emotions on either side of that spectrum.

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My tongue
peppered with the air of
my salt,
your sigh,
our kiss

and the taste, the sound, the shape
of one hundred different words for love

which cannot convey
the way I feel for you

better than its soft curl
when I speak your name.


Send me your blacks poems,
I will wallpaper this room
from ceiling to floor
with their flame-licked,

martyred words;
will read them aloud
while I am in bed with a lover
I conjured from the ashes of
Dickinson, Parker, Plath and Nin.

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James Goertel. Under The Same Moon

James Goertel. Under The Same Moon

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Born in North Dakota, James Goertel spent twenty years working in television for ABC, NBC, and ESPN, among many others in the U.S. He currently teaches writing at Penn State. Carry Each His Burden (2011) was his fiction debut. Each Year an Anthem (2012) was his poetry debut. With No Need for a Name (2012) and Self Portrait (2013) are his follow-up collections. His debut novel Let the Power Fall will be published in 2014.

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