2 poems by J.C. Todd

Ten Most Read Poets – North of Oxford 2019

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The following is a list of the most read poets published by North of Oxford by reader views between December 2018 to December 2019.

jon

i was the night by Jonathan Hine

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/i-was-the-night-by-jonathan-hine/

douggg

Obit by Doug Holder

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/obit-by-doug-holder/

bryon

2 Poems by Byron Beynon

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-byron-beynon/

Akshaya

2 Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-akshaya-pawaskar/

judy

The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-natural-world-by-judy-kronenfeld/

nasim

2 Poems by Nasim Basiri

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-nasim-basiri/

hiram

Tin Roof by Hiram Larew

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/tin-roof-by-hiram-larew/

1.M.Campbell.photo2

Tell Them You Invited Me by Margaret A. Campbell

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/tell-them-you-invited-me-by-margaret-a-campbell/

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2 Poems by J.C. Todd

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-j-c-todd/

tim

America by Tim Suermondt

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/america-by-tim-suermondt/

Most Read Poets January 1st to June 1st

We are pleased to share our top twelve most read poets between January 1st and June 1st of this year.

judy

The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-natural-world-by-judy-kronenfeld/

1.M.Campbell.photo2

Tell Them You Invited Me by Margaret A. Campbell

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/tell-them-you-invited-me-by-margaret-a-campbell/

nasim

2 Poems by Nasim Basiri

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-nasim-basiri/

JC Todd headshot (1)

2 Poems by J.C. Todd

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-j-c-todd/

Akshaya

2 Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-akshaya-pawaskar/

Byron Beynon 2014

2 Poems by Byron Beynon

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-byron-beynon/

Louis Gallo

Old Bones by Lou Gallo

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/old-bones-by-lou-gallo/

charles

Alexander Pushkin Dies in a Duel by Charles Rammelkamp

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/alexander-pushkin-dies-in-a-duel-by-charles-rammelkamp/

Stephen Page phot with muse (1)

Ally, aka Advisor Resigns by Stephen Page

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/ally-aka-advisor-resigns-by-stephen-page/

Writer's Photograph (1)

2 Poems by Arlyn LaBelle

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-arlyn-labelle/

boski

A Man Like Her Father By David Boski

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/a-man-like-her-father-by-david-boski/

frank

Reprise by Frank Wilson

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/reprise-by-frank-wilson/

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2 Poems by J.C. Todd

misty

After the Death
.
After the death
she listened
to the widower
to the children wild
or silent from grief
to the whine of the pup
that brushed her leg
because the leg he’d brushed
had disappeared
.
after this death
which came after others
which left behind grievers
whose sorrows she had consoled
.
it was the cat weighing in
at 3.7 pounds,
the cat whose eye pads
had lost their fatty tissue
whose hind legs, thinned
and thinning, could not
navigate the stairs
.
it was the cat she stroked
to feel her sorrow welling up
.
Slow Reading,
.
                          like diving deep
into a dumpster—it’s got a shape—
oblong, and a square footage
but its contents are unknown.
Slow reading, like rummaging
with a system, following the words
that soon aren’t words but
music or flash films or
textures your body takes in,
the consciousness of someone else
you’ve absorbed. You could
consider saying like sex
but that’s only a thought, an
expectation you feel obliged
to fulfill. Slow reading’s
like breathing, autonomic,
and thinking this
you feel grateful that the muscles
and the bellows keep going on
below awareness, as reading
draws you down, below
what you know or see.
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J.C. Todd is author of The Damages of Morning (Moonstone Press, 2018), a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award finalist. Other books include What Space This Body (Wind, 2008), two chapbooks and collaborative artist books On Foot/By Hand and FUBAR (Lucia Press, 2018, 2016). Winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Prize, she holds fellowships from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, Ragdale, Ucross, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Currently a poet with the Dodge Poetry Program, she has taught at Bryn Mawr College and in the MFA Program at Rosemont and holds an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson.