Poem of the Week: “New Year’s Day” by Kim Addonizio

Happy New Year! New Year’s Day The rain this morning falls   on the last of the snow and will wash it away. I can smell   the grass again, and the torn leaves being eased down into the mud.   The few loves I’ve been allowed to keep are still sleepingon the West Coast. Here in Virginia I walk acrossContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “New Year’s Day” by Kim Addonizio”

Poem of the Week: “Burning the Old Year,” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Center for Poetry intern, Amy Potchen, tells us why she chose this poem: “This poem only seems fitting for the beginning of the year. It serves as a reminder that a new year brings new beginnings. I enjoy the artful thought of being able to burn monotonous parts of the old year.” Burning the OldContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Burning the Old Year,” by Naomi Shihab Nye”

New Year, New Events!

If you’re searching for warmth and comfort during these cold winter months, seek shelter at one of The Center for Poetry’s many 2018 Spring events. Our monthly Haiku Study Group begins Saturday, January 20th and the annual Festival of Listening is on Thursday, February 22nd. The Spring Poetry Festival kicks off with Cheryl Clarke onContinue reading “New Year, New Events!”