Poetry-in-Motion Monday: Enjoy the Solar Eclipse!

  Hi friends! Happy Monday—and happy solar eclipse! I hope you’re able to enjoy it (and safely). I wanted to specifically share two poems that are about the experience of the solar eclipse, but from markedly different perspectives.   A SOLAR ECLIPSE   In that great journey of the stars through space         About the mighty,…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Ada Limón

  Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend, and enjoyed the weather where you were. And Happy (late) Mother’s Day to those of you who celebrated! I believe that sometimes we need a moment, a person, or an object to speak to us, or to reach out to us, in a…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Diane Seuss

  Hi everyone! Happy (late) Monday! I know it’s been a really long time since we did this… I’m currently working on a piece called “The Rock I’ve Been Living Under” for my author site to discuss some of the reason I’ve been so MIA the last few months… but just the same, I wish…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Larissa Szporluk

  IO REMEMBERS There is no sound at all on this wild upland. The horses have stopped falling in their great arc through the air. The panic that carried their necks over the crag became, early on, in their legs, regret. The dark knowing that spoils the morning enters them now, showing them how, like…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Emily Dickinson

  “HOPE” IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS   “Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard it…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: David Dodd Lee

Hello all! This week, the wonderful David Dodd Lee will be reading from a variety of his nine collections (view the event here), and in my excitement, I have decided to share three poems instead of one. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. All Best! VANISHING POINT Beautiful scallops of painted…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Jamaal May

For all of our wonderful friends, and all the people of Kalamazoo, we love you. THE GUN JOKE It’s funny, she says, how many people are shocked by this shooting and the next and next and the next. She doesn’t mean funny as in funny, but funny as in blood soup tastes funny when you…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Diane Seuss

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SYLVIA PLATH’S BRAID Some women make a pilgrimage to visit it in the Indiana library charged to keep it safe. I didn’t drive to it; I dreamed it, the thick braid roped over my hands, heavier than lead. My own hair was long for years. Then I became obsessed with chopping it off,…

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