The nights are short and sometimes the holidays are hard. Find comfort in this month’s By Heart column, in which we wrap up our memorization of Jane Kenyon’s “Let Evening Come.”
The poems of “The Hanging God” by James Matthew Wilson present an irresistible urge, almost a compulsion, to reread them to find new layers of meaning.
What poetry can be found in an ending? Can we play pretend long enough to believe? Join Callie Feyen as she writes about disintegrated definitions and why poets make some of the best friends.
Creative nonfiction writer, Callie Feyen, takes help from poet Tania Runyan to write food poetry. Come along and craft your own poem or story—purple carrots optional!
A city boy goes to spend the summer on a farm in rural Ohio, and the experience stays with him into his golden years, still surprising him with the way it reveals plain and not-so-plain truths.
Creative nonfiction writer, Callie Feyen, takes help from poet Tania Runyan to try to write farm poetry. Come along and craft your own (with or without the talking goat.)
“Water in the Roots,” a collection of the writings and poetry of Philip Britts, describes the life, faith, and farming practices of the Bruderhof community.
Charity Singleton Craig meets Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner and considers how to make poetry more accessible to more people.
“Child Made of Sand” is not the poetry of youth; it is the poetry of wisdom and understanding. Glynn Young reviews Thomas Lux’s new collection of poems.
Poems from the farm, including Grandma and Grandpa, tin cans, nickels and pie.
“Once, we walked with tin cans to the small dairy for milk.” Thus begins this buttery, poignant poem from the farm, or the heart.
A year outside brings us to a year inside. Poems of nature, dreams, sensual love. Divided by seasons, the poems explore the range of human experience.
Louise Gluck’s poetry tells simple stories about farm workers, shop owners, the elderly, cats let out at night, teenagers falling in love and more.