Monthly Archives: May 2015

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TU FU

By Tu Fu: A SPRING VIEW Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; And spring comes green again to trees and grasses Where petals have been shed like tears And lonely birds have sung their grief. …After the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SARA BIGGS CHANEY

ST. EUGENIA DECLARES HER ALLEGIANCES By Sara Biggs Chaney The girl said: I am not skin, but sackcloth. She said: I am not spoke, but symphony. My rib bones, how they burn for the Son. For Him, I will suffer … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

BLACK WOMAN By Georgia Douglas Johnson Don’t knock at the door, little child,       I cannot let you in, You know not what a world this is       Of cruelty and sin. Wait in the still eternity       Until I come to you, … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Jazmyn Alexander

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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Things to Worry About

Things to Worry About by Norah Buckley Vawter Dear Mothers, Things to worry about: Worry about the planet. Worry about your children’s welfare. Worry about your family and friends. Worry about not wasting your life. Worry about kindness and love. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HEMISPHERE

From HEMISPHERE By Ellen Hagan: RIVER. WOMAN. I. Downriver is always long & always flailing, finding where our lives begin, intersect?  You, your bones the humped slope of nose browned skin of home. You, sand. You, ocean. You, bending & … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Dion Pride

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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