Poem of the Week: “Cuttings,” by Theodore Roethke

Cuttings by┬áTheodore Roethke   This urge, wrestle, resurrection of dry sticks, Cut stems struggling to put down feet, What saint strained so much, Rose on such lopped limbs to a new life? I can hear, underground, that sucking and sobbing, In my veins, in my bones I feel it — The small waters seeping upward,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Cuttings,” by Theodore Roethke”

Center for Poetry Holds Edible Book Contest

On April 1st, the Center for Poetry held its annual Edible Book Contest, inspired by the International Edible Book Festival. Special thanks to RCAH Communications Manager Katie Wittenauer for being our guest judge, and to the Roethke House in Saginaw, Michigan for contributing prizes and a magnificent cake inspired by Theodore Roethke’s children’s book PartyContinue reading “Center for Poetry Holds Edible Book Contest”

Poem of the Week: “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

The Waking By Theodore Roethke I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, andContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke”