Lori Rottenberg wrote her poem, Heresy, when her children were young and she was a stay-at-home mom.
Emma Wynn's poem inspired by a dawn meditation.
Vanessa Escobar: "I was always conflicted growing up. But I think in my resistance I missed some things. My grandmother wasn't just being a dutiful wife, she was showing her love."
Amy-Sarah Marshall's poem 'Shelled' touches on feelings of loss and remembrance through a minimal and pared-down verse.
Vanessa writes that her poem, Amnesia was written while she stared out from her study-room window, focused on school and the trappings of societal life: 'I felt thankful for the decision I made to move up to a small town in Mt. Hood, where I could still communicate through technology, besides the part time job… Continue reading Vanessa Watters – Amnesia
"As the boundaries closed in, and still do, I notice that my world is large and detailed enough to locate all of my questions, and for that I am thankful."
In his poem Around Here, Jones Irwin captures a sense of the current political atmosphere, a specific kind of decline in marginal communities but also how they can be energized by political ideas.
Wounds, injury, cuts and abrasions slice through Taylor Mallay's poem New Life as the mystery of healing takes place, stretching skin thin and craving water like succulent plants yellowing on the windowsill.
'upon waking' describes a hand-washing ritual performed after waking up in the morning, accompanied by a traditional Jewish blessing, al netilat yadayim.
Amanda Smith-Hatch's Redemption is an attempt to capture the profundity hidden within a seemingly banal moment in time.