Poem: New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

Poem: New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

Rosh Hashanah — September 25-27, 2022 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 sadness of all things is greatest for now...
MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

The poet Langston Hughes was a great inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of their connection are expansive. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That...
Poem: In Memoriam, bell hooks

Poem: In Memoriam, bell hooks

bell hooks (Sept 25,1952-Dec 15,2021) It is poetry that changes everything. — from bell hooks’ Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood   in love there are no closed doors each threshold an invitation to cross take hold take heart and enter here at this point...