Guadalupe Salgado Partida, with her poem "Nearing Heaven", tilts our eyes skyward, just as the eyes of the poem's narrator when she asks her father about God.
BY JOANN STEVELOS - What happens when an abandoned child grows up and one day buries her estranged father
Kelly Joslyn – Before the Hunt
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 – Portrait of Dad at the Cutting Board
M. Christine Benner Dixon's poem is an intimate portrait of her father, remembered from childhood.
Todd Williams – Lost Socks
Todd Williams wrote this poem shortly after the death of his father, having gone through his clothes and belongings.
Dad Too Late
BY KENT JACOBSON My father clomped through life with boots—“Your mother will turn you into a softy”— and died early.
Dane Cervine – The World is God’s Language
'Poetry is one way of reading this world,' according to poet Dane Cervine, whose new collection, The World is God’s Language, takes its title from a quote by French philosopher and mystic, Simone Weil.