Poem of the Week: “Snow Theory” by Neil Hilborn

“Snow Theory” Neil Hilborn When you hear the phrase Winter Weather Advisory you imagine a guidance counselor and snow that is unsure what it wants to do with its life, don’t you? Don’t you see skills tests about its life before it rebecomes water? The name plate on the counselor’s desk reads Felipe Rios. SeñorContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Snow Theory” by Neil Hilborn”

RCAH Center for Poetry, Lansing Poetry Club, LEAP seek Lansing Poet Laureate

This spring, the RCAH Center for Poetry, in collaboration with the Lansing Poetry Club and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), will appoint the first Lansing Poet Laureate. Applications from tri-county area poets are being accepted through March 3 for this culturally significant position. Not only does this appointment honor the selected poet, it alsoContinue reading “RCAH Center for Poetry, Lansing Poetry Club, LEAP seek Lansing Poet Laureate”

Poem of the Week: “It would be neat if with the New Year” by Jimmy Santiago Baca

“It would be neat if with the New Year” Jimmy Santiago Baca for Miguel It would be neat if with the New Year I could leave my loneliness behind with the old year. My leathery loneliness an old pair of work boots my dog vigorously head-shakes back and forth in its jaws, chews on forContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “It would be neat if with the New Year” by Jimmy Santiago Baca”

Spring Poetry Festival Lineup Announced

The Center for Poetry has confirmed the spectacular lineup of poets for the 2017 Spring Poetry Festival. Funded in part by the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, three poets known world wide will be visiting campus for afternoon conversations and evening performances during the month of April. Tina Chang, born in New YorkContinue reading “Spring Poetry Festival Lineup Announced”

Poem of the Week: “What Changes” by Naomi Shihab Nye

  What Changes Naomi Shihab Nye   My father’s hopes travel with me years after he died. Someday we will learn how to live.  All of us surviving without violence never stop dreaming how to cure it. What changes? Crossing a small street in Doha Souk, nut shops shuttered, a handkerchief lies crumpled in theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “What Changes” by Naomi Shihab Nye”