- W.S. Merwin – Rain Light
Lifelong environmentalist W.S. Merwin said about his poem, Rain Light, 'this is not a rational poem at all.'
- T.S. Eliot – The Journey of the Magi
The Journey of the Magi was a poem that T.S. Eliot wrote shortly after his own conversion to the Anglican faith.
- Philip Booth – First Lesson
A father teaches his daughter the art of buoyancy and incants a blessing for her survival.
- June Jordan – Poem for a Young Poet
A poem expressing the desire for love and connection, going deeper into the shared essence of being that underlies difference.
- Marie Howe – Death, the last visit
Marie Howe's different, highly sexual vision of transitioning out of life through a double-take on 'la petite morte,' the experience of orgasm as 'a little death.'