Poem: America, I Sing Back

Poem: America, I Sing Back

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke America, I Sing Back for Phil Young, my father, Robert Hedge Coke, Whitman, and Hughes America, I sing back. Sing back what sung you in. Sing back the moment you cherished breath. Sing you home into yourself and back to reason. Oh, before...
Poem: New Year

Poem: New Year

Rosh Hashanah – Sept 29 thru Oct 1, 2019 published in Twig, Seattle Washington new year. Ned Hayes   Rosh Hashanah comes this year on a day of cool wind, a breathtaking portent of winter taking the world, rude lover tossing the sheets away. in autumn the...
In Memoriam: Poet Jane Mead

In Memoriam: Poet Jane Mead

I Have Been Living by Jane Mead   I have been living closer to the ocean than I thought – in a rocky cove thick with seaweed. It pulls me down when I go wading. Sometimes, to get back to land takes everything I have in me. Sometimes, to get back to land is the...
In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison died August 6, 2019. One of the seminal novelists of our generation, she revolutionized literature and changed the narratives we told about slavery and the experience of being American. Here are 5 poems by Toni Morrison, courtesy of The Believer...
Poem: The Present, W.S. Merwin

Poem: The Present, W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin 1927-2019 The walls join hands and It is tomorrow : The birds clucking to the horses, the horses Doing the numbers for the hell of it, The numbers playing the calendars, The saints marching in, It seems only yesterday, when what I keep saying to myself is...