Poem of the Week: “Rain,” by Claribel Alegria

Rain                                 ~ Claribel Alegria As the falling rain trickles among the stones memories come bubbling out. It’s as if the rain had pierced my temples. Streaming streaming chaotically come memories: the reedy voice of the servant telling me talesContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Rain,” by Claribel Alegria”

Poem of the Week: “The White Poet Wants to Know Why I Don’t Write More Arab Poems,” by Leila Chatti

The White Poet Wants to Know Why I Don’t Write More Arab Poems Because, while a war blooms at the margins of the other country that claims me, still   I am here with my ordinary grief and its language.   Because every time I open my mouth I am an Arab opening my mouthContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The White Poet Wants to Know Why I Don’t Write More Arab Poems,” by Leila Chatti”

Poem of the Week: “Tapestry,” by Carolyn Forché

Please join us this week in welcoming Carolyn Forché for our Spring Poetry Festival. For full schedule, visit our website. Tapestry There is no album for these, no white script on black paper, no dates stamped in a border, no sleeve, no fire, no one has written on the back from left to right. YourContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Tapestry,” by Carolyn Forché”

Poem of the Week: “April,” by Anita Skeen

April April is the cruelest month…. –T.S. Eliot   April is the killer month, the month of late frost smothering apple and cherry blossoms, the month of too much blooming too soon in too many colors. How many shades of pink exist, how many constellations of purple in the grass, how many galaxies of pearContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “April,” by Anita Skeen”