Poem of the Week: “All Souls’ Day”, by Carol Rumens

              All Souls’ Day By Carol Rumens   Let’s go our old way by the stream, and kick the leaves as we always did, to make the rhythm of breaking waves. This day draws no breath – shows no colour anywhere except for the leaves – in their deathContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “All Souls’ Day”, by Carol Rumens”

Poem of the Week: “Unmarked,” by Tim Seibles

Unmarked for Natalie   So much like sequins the sunlight on this river. Something like that kiss—   remember? Fourth of July, with the moon down early    the air moved   as if it were thinking, as if it had begun to understand   how hard it is to feel at home in the world,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Unmarked,” by Tim Seibles”

Poem of the Week: “Wounded Men Seldom Come Home to Die,” by Austin Smith

  Regarding this week’s selection, Interim Director Cindy Hunter Morgan says, “I’ve been sharing Austin Smith’s poems with friends and students and strangers since I discovered his book, Almanac, in 2013. I was delighted to find this new poem in the August issue of Adroit Journal. I admire how Smith balances the ordinary with theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Wounded Men Seldom Come Home to Die,” by Austin Smith”

Poem of the Week: “Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill,” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Center for Poetry intern Grace Carras selected this poem, and had this to say: “I had the great privilege of participating in a poetry workshop led by Aimee Nezhukumatathil over the summer. As a teacher, she was tremendously energetic and inspiring; as a poet, her wit and attention to sensory detail sets her work apartContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill,” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil”