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NO : a guided meditation

Sarah Xerta of the Nostrovia! Poetry chapbook contest has shared a powerful guided meditation which you can read for free. Check this out!!!

I look up the etymology of the word No and see it has two elements, ne and aiw, where ne cognates “no, not” and aiw cognates “vital force, life, long life, eternity.” I think about my NNNNNN and OOOOOO/ the line of bricks, the clouds around my ankles/ and feel validated by language/ know I can’t have one without the other/ know that in some ways he was right/ in some ways I will never fully escape him/ in some ways it will always be about him/ this is what happens when someone’s been inside you/ when you go on living anyway.

Read the full poem here

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About the Author

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Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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