Tag Archives: Occasional Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: “LET THEM NOT SAY” BY JANE HIRSHFIELD – A POEM OF SOLIDARITY & PROTEST

from LET THEM NOT SAY By Jane Hirschfield: Let them not say: we did not see it. We saw. Let them not say: we did not hear it. We heard. … Let them not say: it was not spoken, not … Continue reading

Posted in Academy of American Poets, Jane Hirshfield, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUFGANIYOT BY RABBI RACHEL BARENBLAT

A version of this post was previously featured on the Saturday Poetry Series. SUFGANIYOT By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat In oil, pale circles roll and flip, doughy moons inflating. The fun part: poking a finger inside, giving a wiggle and twist, … Continue reading

Posted in Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEEDS OF THE MANY BY BRENDAN CONSTANTINE

THE NEEDS OF THE MANY by Brendan Constantine On the days when we wept— and they were many—we did it over the sound of a television or radio, or the many engines of the sky. It was rarely so quiet … Continue reading

Posted in Brendan Constantine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A ROSH HASHANAH POEM BY SARAH MARCUS

By Sarah Marcus: ROSH HASHANAH, 5774 The moon was a sliver of itself the first night I thought of you combing a new year’s honey through our hair. We are taught to repent, but it’s a poor translation, for Teshuvah … Continue reading

Posted in Sarah Marcus, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … Continue reading

Posted in Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series, Susan Rich | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HEART OF A WOMAN

THE HEART OF A WOMAN By Georgia Douglas Johnson The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam In the wake … Continue reading

Posted in Georgia Douglas Johnson, Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … Continue reading

Posted in Saturday Poetry, Saturday Poetry Series | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments