Poem of the Week: “Wife” by Ada Limón

This week’s poem was chosen by Assistant to the Director, Estee Schlenner. “When I first read this poem it stayed with me for a long time after. The way Limón writes so honestly about marriage is admirable, and the ending is just stunning.” Wife I’m not yet comfortable with the word, its short clean wooshContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Wife” by Ada Limón”

Poem of the Week: Marrying the Hangman by Margaret Atwood

Ligeia, from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name. Both poems focus heavily on themes of marriage, bondage, death, and sinister new life. | Illustration by Harry Clarke, 1919. “Marrying the Hangman” She has been condemned to death by hanging. A man may escape this death by becoming the hangman, a woman by marrying the hangman.Continue reading “Poem of the Week: Marrying the Hangman by Margaret Atwood”