M. Christine Benner Dixon's poem is an intimate portrait of her father, remembered from childhood.
Walt Whitman's O Me! O Life! is a rousing remonstrance of a self-centered life of faithless, foolish, vain, mean struggle that asks the question, where does the good lie in the midst of this endeavor?
For Wendy Blaxland, That Wind is a poetic response to what happens in her immediate natural world.
Robert Frost's sad and somber poem reads like a reminiscence told by a survivor of a period of bleakness so deep that it was something to be hidden
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.
"I rememberall your tricks: the jagged shadows on the wall,click of your claws, the hand that hoveredjust above my ankles if I left them exposed." - Carrie Shipers In some ways, parenthood is an ongoing process of loss; children change at great speed, and with each new year of growth a parent loses the younger… Continue reading Carrie Shipers – Mother Talks Back to the Monsters
Inspired by Pope Francis' trip to Iraq earlier this year, Nicholas Trandahl's poem upholds two leaders' efforts towards peace and reconciliation.
A poetic monologue about a father's fear and the rites of passage taken on by black youth emerging into a fraught world.
The first spark of Pete Mackey's poem Mourning appeared one evening as he was cleaning his fireplace—a nightly ritual in Massachusetts winters.
Themes of cultural and religious identity loomed large in Agha Shahid Ali's work, as written in his poem Prayer Rug.