John Paul Caponigro's "Test for Echo" is an ode to connection and communication in a world that feels as disconnected as ever.
Rose DeMaris – Song of the Barren Orange Tree Who Is Nourished by Her Own Fallen Leaves
New York City poet Rose DeMaris has given readers a work a elegance and solitude, at times desolate, at times sensuous, at times hopeful and verdant, and at times lonely and self-sufficient.
Like Silt in a Flowing Stream – May Sarton on Solitude and Clutter
May Sarton's Journal of a Solitude is the upshot of a journey into herself, into simplification and self-examination.
BY JOANN STEVELOS - What happens when an abandoned child grows up and one day buries her estranged father
Martine van Bijlert – this life we built
Martine van Bijlert's poem, this life we built, is a snapshot of domesticity and contentment, but with a tense uncertainty of the future.
Eugene Platt – September Poem
Eugene Platt's September Poem is a story of squandered romance, set against the backdrop of autumn's arrival.
Robert Frost – Acquainted with the Night
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
Healing With Our Wounds – Henri Nouwen on Working With Loneliness
Henri Nouwen wrote that when we can be with our own loneliness, we can begin to understand the suffering that underlies all of humanity.
Amy-Sarah Marshall – Shelled
Amy-Sarah Marshall's poem 'Shelled' touches on feelings of loss and remembrance through a minimal and pared-down verse.
Diane Ackerman – We Are Listening
'We Are Listening' is steeped in a sense of wonder at the scale of the universe, coupled with a tenderness towards the fragility of life.