John Paul Caponigro's "Test for Echo" is an ode to connection and communication in a world that feels as disconnected as ever.
Nicole Grace's "One Note" is a sensory exploration of contemplation, alive with natural and meditative imagery.
Melancholic and visceral, poet Nathaniel Grayson's "Some Distant Land" takes an unflinching look at faith, connection, and the places we find ourselves.
In the quiet hush of morning, poet Xiaoly Li highlights connection and harmony among opposing forces, even while a storm looms in the near future.
The aptly-named A Simple Morning Prayer pleads for understanding and love, for connection and illumination in a handful of terse lines. This piece is evidence that a poem need not be complex or long-winded to be a thing of authentic beauty and power.
A poem expressing the desire for love and connection, going deeper into the shared essence of being that underlies difference.
With her poem No Name, Marsha Warren Mittman details the transition from urban to rural living, and coming to embrace and become one with new experiences.
"Seeking Stars" by Susan Coultrap-McQuin is a meditation on growing older and inhabiting the autumnal season of our lives.
Astronomer Pippa Goldschmidt on working in the starry deserts of Chile during a time when new technologies meant a more remote relationship to the act of stargazing.
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.