Some work must be done up very close. ...more
In this experience of oneness . . . Emerson invites comparisons to mystic poets. And like them, Emerson breaks from her singular experience to take on some of life’s biggest questions: What does it mean to be human? Why do we exist? ...more
What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
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Kathryn Smith discusses her new poetry collection, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CEPHALOPOD.
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Éireann Lorsung discusses her new collection of poetry, THE CENTURY.
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What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
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Benjamin Garcia discusses his debut poetry collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT.
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Jake Skeets discusses his debut poetry collection, EYES BOTTLE DARK WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FLOWERS.
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Human beings like to make myths out of things we don’t understand. ...more
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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden. ...more
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Poet Maggie Smith interviews her mentor, Kathy Fagan.
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Patrick Madden teaches writing at Brigham Young University and is the author of the essay collection Quotidiana. His essays frequently appear in literary magazines and have been featured in The Best Creative Nonfiction and The Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. He pays close attention to the details of the every day, infusing humor and self-deprecation, combining […]
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