How do we counterbalance or offset our knowledge of particular crimes, particularly those that are so pervasive?
I wish I could tell my daughter to please don’t leave her world. To stay where she is as long as she can.
Some deep part of me thinks that this is all poetry is, at best: a clear record of a moment where something catches.
Poet Miller Williams has died at the age of 84. I only knew him as a teacher—he’s the reason I went to the University of Arkansas for my MFA, and…
They don’t usually realize that every line, every word of a poem, is there because the poet consciously chose that word instead of some other one.
Suddenly I understood more deeply what the end of the poem means, when the speaker knows his decisions will change his life, but still has no idea what else may come as a result.
“Separation” expresses the paradoxical intersection of the instantaneous and the enduring.