voices out of the West, mostly poetry, personal to planetary...

Hello out there—


It's mid summer 2017, and after a longer than usual pause due to travel and daily chaos of daily life, here is a the latest edition of Sorry for the delay, but we have some treats in store for you with work from Mary de La Valette, a poet from across the border, in Canada.


We are still wondering: can poetry too be an act of resistance? We hope so. We'll find out. As the world careens downhill, there are no ivory towers left, maybe there never were any.


Like you, perhaps, we are looking beyond the next poem, the next book, the next beautiful sunset, toward what we hope will be a better world—that's a big order. But poets have a part to play, a job to do. And the words to do it.


While you are here, and while you are thinking about the future, we hope you will check out our electronic offerings, our eChapbooks, and eBroadsides, that you can find and download on the Chapbooks page.  We treasure these submissions from our regular contributors,


We'd still like more feedback: What do you like? what do you hate, about SageGreenJournal? How can we make you happy? or make you mad? Tell us, by clicking on the email link at the bottom of every page!


Thanks. Stay in touch and be well—

Art Goodtimes & Lito Tejada-Flores is a non-commercial project, an online anthology, to share a poetic vision of the land we love.

We have no permanent office although we do have deep roots in Colorado.

You can write us at Box 160 Norwood CO 81423, or better yet, email us, by clicking

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