Frogpond associate editor, Center for Poetry to start haiku study group

By Kelsey Block Starting in February, the Center for Poetry is partnering with East Lansing haiku poet Michele Root-Bernstein to create a haiku study group. The group will meet on the third Saturday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. in Snyder hall, C302. The first session is on February 20. The study groupContinue reading “Frogpond associate editor, Center for Poetry to start haiku study group”

Poem of the Week: The Snow Fairy

By: Claude Mckay I Throughout the afternoon I watched them there, Snow-fairies falling, falling from the sky, Whirling fantastic in the misty air, Contending fierce for space supremacy. And they flew down a mightier force at night, As though in heaven there was revolt and riot, And they, frail things had taken panic flight DownContinue reading “Poem of the Week: The Snow Fairy”

Poem of the Week: Won’t You Celebrate With Me, by Lucille Clifton

won’t you celebrate with me Lucille Clifton won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see to be except myself? i made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one handContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Won’t You Celebrate With Me, by Lucille Clifton”

Poem of the Week: Multiple Choice, by Susan Laughter Meyers

Your chickadee has nested in the wrong house, exposed and unprotected. a.    You write to it, praising the green         irony of an open door,         the breeze that airs the bed.         Which light, which shadow? you ask. b.    You listen to what could be song         but sounds more like scoldings         of yourContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Multiple Choice, by Susan Laughter Meyers”

Beloved pair steps down from Community Council

By Kelsey Block Glenn and Sue Stutzky, the longest serving members of the Center for Poetry’s Community Council, have recently retired from their positions. While they still support the Center’s mission, they finished their terms proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish. The Stutzkys have been involved with the Center for Poetry even beforeContinue reading “Beloved pair steps down from Community Council”