The caesuras in Dwight L. Roth’s poem add a poignant gravity to his verse:
“My words // chosen carefully…
Like stepping on wet rocks
crossing a stream.”
Sweetmoon Photography is the creative outlet of poet and artist Tenille K. Campbell, who specializes in photographing indigenous people.
A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018
At Poethead, Christine Murray curates a selection of poetry from women poets around the world, including Seanín Hughes from Ireland and Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan.
For My Brothers and Sisters
“My sister and I were once in the Child Welfare System so the death of Tina Fontaine struck me personally.” At Tea&Bannock, guest blogger Kailey Arthurson’s poem calls us to defend the sacred, to defend the children.
One of Australia’s leading and longest-running literary journals, Meanjin Quarterly publishes essays, fiction, and poetry by authors ranging from the up and coming to the globally celebrated.
Haibun: The Feather
“You were once the pinnacle of aviation engineering, now less purposeful than you appear.”
Read a haibun from Marina Sofia at findingtimetowrite, in response to Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets.
Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair on Colten Boushie
Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, reflects on Colten Boushie: “I grieve for other mothers / with empty arms / who now think of their loss / at the hands of others.”
The MFA Years
Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Ryler Dustin’s poem, “First Star,” recalls his first love: ” . . . her wrists so defenceless that the world, for the first time, frightens you — and you begin, in that light, to know what it is.”
On Poetry and Photography
Guest blogger Kelsie Marchand, a Syilx woman from the Okanagan Territory in British Columbia, at Tea&Bannock: “I used to be a lost soul and when I found that photography can be an expression of unspeakable words, then I felt as though I found my true self.”
“Over time, the body,
when bitten enough,
can build up a tolerance . . . ”
Read the rest of “Baring It,” a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.
Revisiting Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks
Melissa Kandel interviews sob, a poet who writes poems on crumpled post-it notes and leaves them in public spaces in Los Angeles, California.
Pix to Words
Patrick Jennings, an avid landscape photographer based in Vancouver, Canada, brings together images and poetry on his photoblog, Pix to Words.
Web developer Ben Dwyer has published a new haiku every day since March, 2015 — more than 1,000 days. Visit his archives at haiku.blog, where his march towards 2,000 haiku is already underway.
Recipe for Mornings After
“Whip egg whites, expectations, preheat an oven / carefully cultivate delicate friendships with belligerent drunks.”