Lansing poet kicks off Fall Writing Series

By Kelsey Block Lansing poet Cindy Hunter Morgan joined the RCAH Center for Poetry last week as the first guest in the annual Fall Writing Series. Hunter Morgan’s visit was co-sponsored with MSU’s Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives series. Wednesday afternoon, Hunter Morgan facilitated a conversation on solemnity and humor in contemporary poetry. ThatContinue reading “Lansing poet kicks off Fall Writing Series”

Poem of the Week: Knotweed

Knotweed by Cindy Hunter Morgan This morning the horses were cross when I showed up to feed them. They blocked the ladder to the hay mow, would not meet my gaze. You old stick in the mud, I said, just like my grandfather, but they did not budge. Still, I got their hay and fluffedContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Knotweed”

An interview with Leila Chatti, poet and former RCAH student

Poet and RCAH graduate Leila Chatti’s poem, “What Do Arabs Think of Ghosts” was recently selected by Tracy K. Smith to appear in the annual anthology, Best New Poets. RCAH Center for Poetry intern Kelsey Block interviewed Chatti, who now lives in France, via email about the upcoming anthology: KB: What first interested you inContinue reading “An interview with Leila Chatti, poet and former RCAH student”

Poem of the Week: Last Hill in a Vista

Last Hill in a Vista by Louise Bogan Come, let us tell the weeds in ditches How we are poor, who once had riches, And lie out in the sparse and sodden Pastures that the cows have trodden, The while an autumn night seals down The comforts of the wooden town. Come, let us counselContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Last Hill in a Vista”

Poem of the Week: A Poem by Rupi Kaur

i want to apologize to all the women i have called pretty. before i’ve called them intelligent or brave. i am sorry i made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is the most you have to be proud of when your spirit has crushed mountains from now on iContinue reading “Poem of the Week: A Poem by Rupi Kaur”