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Celebrating National Poetry Month 2022 Free Giveaway

The Dillydoun Review is celebrating National Poetry Month 2022 with a free giveaway of six incredible poetry collections. To enter, leave a comment on our Facebook or Twitter. Want to enter twice? Leave a comment on both! Deadline to enter is April 14. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on April 15. This year’s…

A Shade of Tempest

Poetry by Annie Joan DimyanText by Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld “Annie. Annie! Annie…” But it is no use – Annie is gone again. Huddled in a ball in her bed, on the sofa, on the floor, she has descended into some fathomless place I cannot reach. She is nine, but in these moments she resides in…

The Poem Everyone Writes

A Poem by Julie Benesh is the one about passing time: those old movieswhere wind blows the calendar pages and clocksrun down; the commercials where kidsgrow up in an instant or morphinto their paunchy parents. But there’s that other poem that stops timelike a snapshot that is not your weddingor anything designated special. Just a…

Gone Fishing

A Poem by Chloe Bausano As the storm outside hits its stride I feelthat I am sitting inside of an inverse goldfishbowl. A pink, felt cowboy hat that I bought inTennessee watches me peer through the heavydroplets on the window, pressing me into this cocoon of peppermint tea, heavy blankets, andmemories. Days like this call…

Home: Finding My Way in the Maine Woods Part 3: Promised Land

Anthony EmersonCovering FAMILY, PLACE, AND HEALTHTDR Regular Contributor / October 20, 2021 Part Three: Promised Land There is a place that I love so much I wish nobody else knew about it. And yet, people do know about it. I’ve seen other souls haunting the space, blind to my reverence and sense of ownership over…

Minneapolis Almost a Year and a Half After George Floyd’s Death

Nicole ZelnikerCOVERING A YEAR LATER: HOW LOCAL COMMUNITIES CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR BLACK LIVES AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDERTDR Regular Contributor / October 19, 2021 George Floyd’s death resonated with people across the country and around the world. In the immediate aftermath, protests cropped up in cities near and far. Politicians and grassroots organizers have come…

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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

F. Scott Fitzgerald