Poem of the Week: Advice, by Dan Gerber

You know how, after it rains, my father told me one August afternoon when I struggled with something hurtful my best friend had said, how worms come out and crawl all over the sidewalk and it stays a big mess a long time after it’s over if you step on them?   Leave them alone,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: Advice, by Dan Gerber”

Poem of the Week: The Art of Leaving, by Anita Skeen

  As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH) at MSU, please enjoy this villanelle, written for the occasion of the first graduating class in 2011 by RCAH Professor and Center for Poetry director Anita Skeen.   The Art of Leaving ~ for the inaugural graduating classContinue reading “Poem of the Week: The Art of Leaving, by Anita Skeen”

Poem Of The Week: Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong by Ocean Vuong

Ocean, don’t be afraid. The end of the road is so far ahead it is already behind us. Don’t worry. Your father is only your father until one of you forgets. Like how the spine won’t remember its wings no matter how many times our knees kiss the pavement. Ocean, are you listening? The mostContinue reading “Poem Of The Week: Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong by Ocean Vuong”