Poem of the Week: “Miscegenation,” by Natasha Trethewey

Center for Poetry intern Elizabeth Sauter says this about her choice this week: “I chose this poem by Natasha Trethewey in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day on January 21.  Majoring in political science due to Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has led me to have a renewed passion for advocating for betterContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Miscegenation,” by Natasha Trethewey”

Poem of the Week: “Your World” by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Your World by Georgia Douglas Johnson Your world is as big as you make it. I know, for I used to abide In the narrowest nest in a corner, My wings pressing close to my side. But I sighted the distant horizon Where the skyline encircled the sea And I throbbed with a burning desireContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Your World” by Georgia Douglas Johnson”