Poem of the Week: “In Which God Shows Me Their Dress,” by Dalton Day

  Center for poetry intern, Lydia Barron, expresses why she chose this poem: “I chose this poem because Dalton Day was my first real experience with queerness, concrete form, and surrealism in poetry. These themes were all things which have influenced me as a poet to look at the world differently and write in aContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “In Which God Shows Me Their Dress,” by Dalton Day”

Poem of the Week : “Spring Sunshine,” by Ellen Ni Bheachain

Center for Poetry intern, Amy Potchen, describes why she chose this poem: “Every day for the past few weeks I have been checking the weather forecast to see if my day will be blessed by sunshine. The sunshine of the spring feels warmer to me than any other season because my Michigan body has beenContinue reading “Poem of the Week : “Spring Sunshine,” by Ellen Ni Bheachain”

Poem of the Week: “Jubilee,” by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

A note from the RCAH Center for Poetry’s interim director, Cindy Hunter Morgan: “I love where Calvorcoressi finds music in this world, and I love how (and where) she sees the possibilities for music: in snare drums, yes, but also in hubcaps, trash can lids, and car springs. What are the instruments of this world?Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Jubilee,” by Gabrielle Calvocoressi”

Poem of the Week: “for the poets who gather here,” by Grace Carras

The Robin Theatre in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood, and home to The Poetry Room. Photo by The Poetry Room This week’s poem is by our own Grace Carras, currently in her third year as an intern here at the RCAH Center for Poetry, and co-founder (with Masaki Takahashi) of The Poetry Room, a wildly popularContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “for the poets who gather here,” by Grace Carras”