Poem of the Day & Remembering Ralph Angel

Happy Tuesday, friends. I hope you enjoyed your day and did something you love today. I mentioned yesterday that I’m diving more deeply back into my reading and writing, including sharing poetry during these uncertain times. On March 9th, the press where I used...

An Inspiring Day in Kalamazoo: Poems

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you each had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to Monday. Believe it or not, I actually am excited about Monday, because I’ll be spending time with my kiddos and (gasp!) writing. This weekend was of the whirlwind variety,...

Poem of the Day: David Dodd Lee

  A POEM ABOUT BLUEGILLS   There are poems about bluegills. There are poems about trout. The bluegill doesn’t give a shit. It’ll eat a bare hook but would rather not hear about your childhood. The bluegill’s thick headed. It hunkers down in the weeds,...

Poem of the Day: John Rybicki

  I AM MAD AND THIS IS HOW I DANCE   I wheel my bed into the yard, stand it upright, braced on all sides by ropes. I am too small to house skies, bat-winged angels drunk on tar, dogs scraping their tongues against pavement. My veins finger through cement...

Poem of the Day: Julie Moulds

  AFTER READING RUMI   I say my prayers upside down, the wind blowing me like a clothespinned robe, my little bat hands curled together. I look for God in a school of fish. I look for God in Mammoth Cave. I look for God in an air balloon. If Jesus’ hot coal...