Ellen Skilton's poem offers poignant words that touch on a universal feeling experienced by humanity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic - the sacredness of human interaction.
Laura Scahffer's haunting and lovely poem delves into the challenges of place and setting, flipping the theme of a bucolic idyll on its head.
M. Christine Benner Dixon's poem is an intimate portrait of her father, remembered from childhood.
For Wendy Blaxland, That Wind is a poetic response to what happens in her immediate natural world.
Reflecting on the days between a heart attack and a bypass, the scene outside the hospital on a cold March day struck Lenora Steele as the starkest moment.
Inspired by Pope Francis' trip to Iraq earlier this year, Nicholas Trandahl's poem upholds two leaders' efforts towards peace and reconciliation.
The first spark of Pete Mackey's poem Mourning appeared one evening as he was cleaning his fireplace—a nightly ritual in Massachusetts winters.
Inspired by the desire to point at a star and give it a name: Jonathan Koven's 'Stilled Wings Will Soar'
These three poems by Hari B Khalsa were written as part of a larger series in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Chesnut wrote Little Bird while doing what she does every morning after rising – she was looking out the window, processing dreams, watching birds and writing poetry.