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A Little History

  I’m an  avid fan of all sorts of contemporary poetry, especially free verse shorter pieces that manage to condense something very potent and significant into just a few lines. […]

Looking for New Contibutors

If you’re a writer or an avid reader, artist or creative professional, the odds are there is something you can do with the RRP Blog. We are looking for contributors […]

Rains I & II

 A poem by Chase Ambler Rains I & II -I- The first drops lick the glass like highway bugs on windshields. Stirred by the rising winds, an empty grocery bag […]

Hemidactylus Frenatus

 A poem by Chase Ambler He called me Chichak, watched me hunt around the light bulb. He inspected ceilings, walls, closet doors, and found no ropes, no wires, no strings— […]

Inquisitive: Part 16

By Hassan Izzo I sighed with relief as I collapsed down onto my bed. God it feels good to be home. I felt mentally exhausted. “Seven days. It’s incredible. I […]

Tuk-Tuk

 A poem by Chase Ambler   A few baht admits you to the piercing gasoline stench, the waft of grilled meat through smoke, the air hanging with water, the orchids […]

Inquisitive: Part 15

By Hassan Izzo I stood up again. “What happened to the girl?” “She rejected the opportunity to become an agent for our mission out of hand.” “So, what happened to […]

Thursday Tracks

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I remember riding the Light Rail one day and really noticing some of the monochromatic landscapes that it passes through. The only […]

Inquisitive: Part 14

By Hassan Izzo I watched and listened to my grandmother explaining the intricacies and plot details of this on-going battle with a feeling of detachment. My anger and disbelief were […]

My Girlfriend’s Grandpa

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo credit to CERAC ~ Reflection ~ First of all, the title really dates this poem. I haven’t thought of my wife as my girlfriend […]

Inquisitive: Part 13

By Hassan Izzo “It is the very essence of subtlety and elegance. Not one thing has been left to, or happened, by chance. The gradual rise of capitalism, of materialism, […]

Alpenglow

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ In this love poem to my wife, I compare her to the only thing that comes close: nature. The poem follows the […]

Inquisitive: Part 12

  By Hassan Izzo “OK.” She composed herself. “To say you are dead would be a great exaggeration.” I suddenly felt tense. “What do you mean?” “After your little misadventure, […]

To My Glasses

A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ Anyone that wears vision-correcting tools can probably relate to this poem. There are times when you forget you even have glasses, yet […]