BY NEIL ELLIS ORTS This farm boy wandered the acres of woods and explored the gully. I sat under the cedar that grew on a high bank, roots exposed, waiting for the right number of rains to let go.
Inspired by memories from her country of origin, Haiti, Tamerlie Philippe's faceless paintings are an ambivalent, diminishing recollection of home.
In his collaged paintings, Jacob Lehmann explores the relationships between isolation and nostalgia, in connection to childhood.
BY VINCENT PUZICK I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.
BY CAITE MCNEIL Making the decision to move back to Maine wasn't easy for a mother who wanted her daughter to love her home as much as she does.
Written during the peak of the pandemic, Katie Bowers' poem touches on the challenges of faith and belief, parenting and childhood.
Kelly Joslyn's quiet and simple poem Before the Hunt is a childhood reminiscence of her father. The child's early-morning attentiveness to her father extends to the dim lighting and the smell of the tangerine, like looking at an old Polaroid of something from childhood.
M. Christine Benner Dixon's poem is an intimate portrait of her father, remembered from childhood.
BY KENT JACOBSON A baseball field was a sanctuary for a small community of boys who were surrounded by angry fathers they were too young to understand.
BY MICHELLE NICHOLAYSEN When I left the Seventh-day Adventists, I thought I could keep the love and forget the wrath.