We’re never satisfied with the 30 days of poetry National Poetry Month allots, so we’re extending it by a day. We’d like to thank all the poets who shared their work with us this year. And here to take us out is Angel Nafis....more
Dear weather, what are you?
It’s not the season, but there
he stands: old man in flannel,
Have you ever been a member of or in any way associated either directly or indirectly with?
Indirectly a biometric hazard, activate. Associated with a cold rubber stamp. Are we within earshot of a dissection table? Your eagle describes each tremor of the splay.
I am a hide
We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a beautiful hardcover edition of The Key & The Flame, signed by the author Claire M. Caterer! (Claire also wrote our next Letter for Kids.) All you have to do for a chance to win is head over to our Letters for Kids Facebook page by May 2nd and leave a comment telling us where you first heard of Letters for Kids. The winner will be announced on the Letters for Kids Facebook page on May 3rd. And even if you’ve won before, you can still enter!...more
A pond / reflecting / koi swimming slipping through strands / of refraction. Cue shadow and its companion. The pathology justifies nothing / the disease has created....more
The Great Blue Heron of Dunbar Road
That we might walk out into the woods together,
and afterwards make toast
in our sock feet, still damp from the fern’s
wet grasp, the spiky needles stuck to our
legs, that’s all I wanted, the dog in the mix,
Poem For Her In Time
–After Her and Wallace Stevens
Thirteen days. This morning I counted,
read Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.
We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from writer Aracelis González Asendorf. Aracelis González Asendorf writes to us from sunny Florida about the joys of family and the Cuban tradition of pig roasts!
Aracelis was born in Cuba and raised in Florida....more
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Claire Caterer! Claire writes to us about her outdoor wild friend Pete the cardinal. Pete’s not like other cardinals but he has won Claire’s heart, and he’ll win yours too. This letter is handwritten with lots of awesome drawings of Pete doing all sorts of things. Claire is the author of The Key & The Flame and she’s generously donated a signed copy for our next giveaway—keep an eye on our Facebook page for details!...more
Tú, que asímismo
en la copa de tu verbo
desbordas el líquido.
Yo, que despeño tu grito...more
In the same
Uncle Remus lies,
my father’s crypt
awaits, his mother,
Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing The Notebook....more
People here think my accent
is charming because America
is young. Today at the Friday bakery