Poem of the Week: “I Remember the Carrots,” by Ada Limón

Center for Poetry graduate fellow Alecia Beymer said this about this week’s choice: “I chose this poem for a number of reasons: I’m taken by the promise in the first line; I don’t know exactly what the poem means or even endeavors to mean and I’m grateful for that uncertainty; I have begun to repeatContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “I Remember the Carrots,” by Ada Limón”

Poem of the Week: “The Coffee Aisle,” by Graham Barnhart

“I chose this poem because I believe in the healing, transporting power of a cup of coffee,” said Center for Poetry intern Grace Carras. “Graham Barnhart writes often about his experience as a medic in the US Army. I thought that this was a touching poem that raises an interesting question; what flavors do weContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Coffee Aisle,” by Graham Barnhart”

Founder Anita Skeen featured in MSU Today

Anita Skeen, founder of the RCAH Center for Poetry, in full Ravenclaw regalia. We were thrilled to find this February 11 story in MSU Today about our beloved founder, Anita Skeen. Click this link to read more about Anita’s fascinating journey from Appalachia to East Lansing, and her campaign to start our Center for Poetry.

Poem of the Week: “When I Tell My Husband I Miss the Sun, He Knows,” by Paige Lewis

An explanation by Center for Poetry intern, Estee Schlenner: “Valentine’s Day is this week so I thought it only necessary to choose a love poem. This poem gives me all the warm, fuzzy feelings inside because it showcases the more sweet and subtle moments of love in a relationship. The last few lines are myContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “When I Tell My Husband I Miss the Sun, He Knows,” by Paige Lewis”

Poem of the Week “A Warm Day in Winter,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Center for Poetry intern, Amy Potchen, gives insight about the choosing of the poem: “I could not think of a more perfect poem to fit the day in East Lansing. After what I hope is the largest snow storm of the winter, a day in the fourties seems almost uncomfortable. Paul Laurence Dunbar captures theContinue reading “Poem of the Week “A Warm Day in Winter,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar”