Center for Poetry intern Amy Potchen selected this week’s poem, and said this: This poem is by Russell Brakefield. I chose this poem while looking into Brakefield’s poetry, since he will be coming to RCAH next month to do a reading. This poem reminds me to see the beauty in Summer’s nature before the season comes toContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Orchestra” by Russell Brakefield”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Welcome back readers, writers, lovers of poetry and all those in between. The Center for Poetry is back with a fully loaded calendar this fall semester. Check out our “Calendar of Events” page for more information on dates, placesContinue reading ““Fall”ing in love with poetry”
Center for Poetry intern Estee Schlenner selected this week’s poem, and said this: I chose this poem because I really appreciate the message that Adam Zagajewski is sending. In this poem he is expressing that the world is “mutilated”, damaged in some way, but that we should still appreciate the beautiful memories that it givesContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Try to Praise the Mutilated World,” by Adam Zagajewski”
In the cloud-grey mornings I heard the herons flying; And when I came into my garden, My silken outer-garment Trailed over withered leaves. A dried leaf crumbles at a touch, But I have seen many Autumns With herons blowing like smoke Across the sky.