After the death of the poet William Stafford in 1993, his friend Robert Bly wrote this tribute against the image of water flowing down the rocks of Montana gullies.
M. Christine Benner Dixon's poem is an intimate portrait of her father, remembered from childhood.
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'.
BY CHRIS KING When romantic love falls apart, literary love keeps a bibliophile going. Lovers come and go but Murakami is always there, waiting on the shelf.