Written in the morning of the day he died, William Stafford's last poem rattles with augury gilded by a sense of acceptance.
Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
In this stirring tribute to her shadow-companion and first poetic love Walt Whitman, poet Mary Oliver describes the experience of awakening to poetry as a door to the temple, a place 'in which to feel'.
I Had a Brother Once is an elegiac and honest account of the devastation of suicide, the senselessness of grief, and the imperatives and difficulties of narrative when a loved one's life is on the page.
A conversation with Adam Mansbach about loss, grief, and the process of writing his new book, I Had a Brother Once, in the form of an epic poem.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Mother and Poet' is a lamentation of a mother's grief over losing her only two sons in battle.
It's hard to define a writer like Suzanne Buffam who so easily jumps between different poetic forms, from lists to snippets and musings in prose.
Han Shan's poems are rooted in the quiet nature of the Cold Mountain and the poet's effusive humor that reminds us of the worthlessness of worldly pursuits.
Peter Spaulding's Déjà Vu, According to the Matrix starts with the Smiths and a scene from The Matrix, and builds up in layers of playful, random meaning and free-associative lines that run through the poem.
Janette Schafer describes her short poem, Passagio, as 'a haiku of hope.'