Poem of the Week: “Equinox,” by Elizabeth Alexander

Equinox Now is the time of year when bees are wild  and eccentric. They fly fast and in cramped  loop-de-loops, dive-bomb clusters of conversants  in the bright, late-September out-of-doors.  I have found their dried husks in my clothes.  They are dervishes because they are dying,  one last sting, a warm place to squeeze  a dropContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Equinox,” by Elizabeth Alexander”

Poem of the Week: “Awaken,” by Naima Penniman, of Climbing PoeTree

Join us this week as Climbing PoeTree opens the RCAH Wednesday Night Live series, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall, 362 Bogue Street, East Lansing. View a live performance of this poem here. Awaken By Naima Penniman (of Climbing PoeTree) We are in the wake of a great shifting awaken youContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Awaken,” by Naima Penniman, of Climbing PoeTree”

Poem of the Week: “Grace”

Assistant to the Director, Estee Schlenner, chose this week’s poem. She was drawn to the poem’s honesty, imagery, and the concept of grace. Grace By Joy Harjo                                     For Darlene Wind and James Welch I think of WindContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Grace””

Poem of the Week: “The Rider”

This poem was chosen by Acting Director of the Center for Poetry, Laurie Hollinger. She was reminded of the new bike lane outside of Snyder Hall at MSU. This poem is also a brief study on loneliness. Loneliness is an isolating feeling, while simultaneously being a feeling shared by many. The Rider By Naomi ShihabContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Rider””