Poem of the Week: “For Saundra,” by Nikki Giovanni

For Saundra I wanted to write a poem that rhymes but revolution doesn’t lend itself to be-bopping then my neighbor who thinks i hate asked – do you ever write tree poems – i like trees so i thought i’ll write a beautiful green tree poem peeked from my window to check the image noticedContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “For Saundra,” by Nikki Giovanni”

Poem of the Week: “Home,” by Bruce Weigl

Home   I didn’t know I was grateful          for such late-autumn                   bent-up cornfields   yellow in the after-harvest          sun before the                   cold plow turns it all over   into never.          I didn’t know                   I would enter this music   that translates the world          back intoContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Home,” by Bruce Weigl”

Poem of the Week: “Break,” by Aracelis Girmay

Break By Aracelis Girmay When the boys are carnivals we gather round them in the dark room & they make their noise while drums ricochet against their bodies & thin air below the white ceiling hung up like a moon & it is California, the desert. I am driving in a car, clapping my hands forContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Break,” by Aracelis Girmay”

Poem of the Week: “Hija,” by Ruth Irupé Sanabria

Hija ~ Ruth Irupé Sanabria   I am the daughter of doves That disappeared into dust   Hear my pulse whisper:   progre-so      justi-cia      progre-so      justi-cia   I have many friends and thirty thousand Warrior angels to watch Over my exiled skin.   Look what occupies the four chambers of my heart: re/vo/lu/ciónContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Hija,” by Ruth Irupé Sanabria”