Prolific Australian writer Wendy Blaxland presents the sparseness of three warm lines to ward off the boreal chill in her poem "Midwinter fire".
Poets Joshua St. Claire and Amber Winter weave together a collaborative duet, offering a traditional kasen renga with “Out Into the Light”.
Iranian-American poet Sahar Fathi offers a discourse on longing and nostalgia with her incredibly poignant poem "All-the-time Home".
In "Cullen Island, Anacortes" poet Corinne Hughes reveals brash and radiant liberation from the unwelcome masculine darknesses of the past.
Christine Andersen's "Breaking the Rules" reveals the release and healing to be found blooming and flowing in the wild places of the earth.
An encounter with a praying mantis on a doorstep becomes a lesson in compassion and gratitude in Amanda Niamh Dawson's "Prayer for a Mantis".
Through the lens of nature, poet Betsy Fogelman Tighe reveals a practical and inclusive form of worship in "My Spiritual Practice".
Singapore-based poet and academic Wallace Fong proclaims the unity of all things in his simple mantra-like "I Am".
Ellen Girarardeau Kempler's "Jet Lag" places us in the rugged Arizona desert and takes us back into the furthest expanses of geologic time.
Florida poet Paul Kiernan gives voice and humanity to one of the most maligned women of classical poetry, Helen of Troy.