Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Stephen Murabito’s “Alone with the Artichokes”
For poet Stephen Murabito, artichokes are a food of regret. Laura Brown prepares them a little differently, with Murabito’s poem “Alone with Artichokes.”
Eating and Drinking Poems: Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil”
Laura Lynn Brown offers a reflection on Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil” and a tasty recipe of white beans with sage to go with it.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Storytelling and Luci Shaw’s “Eating the Whole Egg”
Any family story has multiple versions: what I remember, what you remember, what really happened. Laura Brown reflects on truth, fact, and the whole egg.
Eating & Drinking Poems: Savoring Succotash
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? Laura Lynn Brown offers a warm reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and Thanksgiving recipes.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Wendell Berry’s “Fall”
Chocolate and cherries, “Fall” and Wendell Berry. Two great pairings, paired in Kathryn Neel’s latest Eating and Drinking Poems, one you’ll want to dip in.
Eating & Drinking Poems: Dorianne Laux’s “A Short History of the Apple”
Whether the leaves turn in your part of the country or not, consider “A Short History of the Apple” as you slice a Jonagold to eat with Kathryn Neel’s Caramel Apple Dip.
Eating and Drinking Poems: May Swenson’s “Strawberrying”
In honor of the last days of summer, Kathryn Neel shares an old family recipe for strawberry ice cream to go with May Swenson’s poem, “Strawberrying.”
Eating and Drinking Poems: Seamus Heaney’s ‘Oysters’
As you read Seamus Heaney’s poem “Oysters, ” perhaps you, too, will start to feel the pull of the tides in each salty bite.
Eating & Drinking Poems: Jake York’s ‘United States of Barbecue’
Kathryn Neel’s post features Jake Adam York’s poem ‘United States of Barbecue’ and a delicious lemon barbecue sauce recipe coaxed from a secretive chef.
Eating and Drinking Poems: William Stafford’s ‘Blackberries Are Back’
To accompany the sudden rush of spring, Kathryn Neel pairs a recipe for blackberry cobbler with William Stafford’s poem “Blackberries Are Back”
Cheese Poetry: Read Your Labels Poetry Prompt
Raid the refrigerator and read your food labels with creativity in mind. Join us for our cheese themed poetry prompt.
Photo Prompts: Still Life With Cheese Photo Play
Capture beauty on a plate. Join us for this month’s Photo Prompts, and dabble in the art of food styling.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Philip Levine’s ‘The Simple Truth’
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother’s recipe for perogies with Philip Levine’s poem ‘The Simple Truth’
Say Cheese Poetry Prompt and a Playlist
It’s time for a new cheese poetry prompt and a playlist. We’ve got unique songs and a prompt that’s sure to bring on the cheese.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Lucille Clifton’s ‘Cutting Greens’
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Kathryn Neel pairs ‘cutting greens’ by Lucille Clifton with a southern recipe for collard greens.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Rumi’s ‘Any Soul That Drank the Nectar’
In the latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Megan D. Willome shares her Christmas tradition of eating enchiladas and drinking Topo Chico mineral water.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Mary Oliver’s “The Mango”
In her latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Monica Sharman discusses her nostalgia for the mango and shares a recipe for mango mousse.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Rita Dove’s “Chocolate”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Kathryn Neel’s latest “Eating and Drinking Poems” post features a flourless chocolate soufflé recipe with a loving ode to chocolate by Rita Dove.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”
Poet Scott Edward Anderson pays homage to both his fiance and Maya Angelou by pairing the poem “Phenomenal Woman” with the comfort food of a Spoon Roast.