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  1. “Does someone here need to express?”: On the Front Porch with “Mother Mary Carter Smith’s Circle of Love”
  2. “Where peace is the norm—and war is a rare necessity”: Commemorating D-Day and a Personal Connection to War
  3. “When will they get to hear my noise?”: On the Front Porch with “In My Apartment Complex”
  4. “The ocean singing along with the coqui”: On the Front Porch with “This Is What I Miss”
  5. Virtual Book Club: The Conclusion of Miles from Nowhere!
  6. Virtual Book Club: Miles from Nowhere, Part 4
  7. Cinco De Mayo, May Day, and the Power of Welcoming Migration
  8. Virtual Book Club: Miles from Nowhere, Part 3
  9. Virtual Book Club: Miles from Nowhere, Part 1!
  10. Tonight! JOT Release Reading for “When We Listen”
  11. The Oak Park Lunchroom
  12. Past Preconceptions: A Recap of NWA’s Poetry Workshop with Calvin Forbes
  13. Soosan Feroz, Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper
  14. “My soul jumped out of my mouth”: On the Front Porch with “Love and Happiness”
  15. Theme Launch! Introducing “Neighborhood Rhythms”
  16. Invisible in Plain Sight: Rebekah Hall on the Homeless and Unacknowledged
  17. “In his life I fell from the sky”: On the Front Porch with “Moondancing”
  18. Creative Valentine’s Day: Write for Love, and to Beat Greeting Cards
  19. Now There’s the Writing: Some Thoughts on Getting Started
  20. “I wanted to kneel at her knees and listen”: On the Front Porch with “I Watched”
  21. A Thanksgiving Day Body Wisdom Performance Preview
  22. “Only the sounds of contentment”: On the Front Porch with “Table Rhythms”
  23. On Being Good Enough
  24. JOT Celebrates Mother’s Day
  25. The Ballad of Joseph Laroche: Guest post by NWA Writer Sharon F. Warner
  26. “I believed every word”: On the Front Porch with “Soup Anyone?” by Barbara Banks
  27. “The heights where goddesses thrive:” Celebrating International Women’s Day with JOT writing
  28. “I have an egg of ideas in my stomach:” Meet the Philosophers with Mayi Ojisua
  29. LGBTQ Affirmative Poetry at NWA’s Workshop Leader Training Retreat
  30. Disability in Chicago, Part 2: Isolation and Disability
  31. What Does “Home” Mean?
  32. While Cleaning
  33. Home-Cooked Meals