As we enter the new year, Every Day Poems editor Richard Maxson considers how we have persisted in a difficult year, and how we continue, if we want it.
A pandemic is a perfect time to learn a poem By Heart, especially Derek Mahon’s “Everything Is Going To Be All Right.”
In the latest Pandemic Journal entry, writer Michelle Ortega reflects on the ways that being ordered to stay home opened up more space for reflection, creativity and new ideas.
A tale of a silver skunk, quiet talk of an unknown sonneteer, and friends at a distance together at York’s. Share in this surreal pandemic journal entry, with Callie Feyen.
It’s the simple things that can show us the way. Join Laura Lynn Brown, and experience the Pentel GraphGear 500 drafting pencil’s power in the midst of the pandemic.
As the social distancing and sheltering at home continue amidst a renewed surge in coronavirus cases, ritual (and açaí) can be a fruitful way to mark and honor the time.
Mahalia Cruz reflects on the ways the pandemic—and slacklining—brought important discoveries to the surface.
When the pandemic ends, where do we go next? How do we love life? Katherine Anne Porter and Mahmoud Darwish show the way.
One of the great challenges of the pandemic is connecting with loved ones, especially our elders. Sandra Heska King reflects on caring for her father from 1500 miles away.
The contraction of the world we interact with during the pandemic has led Bethany Rohde back to her porch, with her journal, to experience the enchantment of sightings in the back yard.
With adult children back at home during the pandemic, it can feel like a return to the way things were. And then again not really. Dheepa Maturi has a beautiful Pandemic Journal entry.
Rebecca D. Martin reflects on educating children at home during the pandemic and finding joy with the weatherman in a time filled with strong words and superlatives.
In a new Pandemic Journal entry, Laura Boggess reflects on the cutting back of things literal and figurative in a time of social distance and isolating.
Author Megan Willome reads poetry during the pandemic and finds new focus by absorbing the loveliness of unexpected words.
Light outside the window after days of chilling rain offers new hope in the buds, in the eggs, in the peonies, even in the pandemic.
Pandemic Journal: With the coronavirus, few things have changed like shopping for groceries. We may have become 21st century versions of hunter-gatherers.
Richard Maxson reflects on the miracles of our pandemic days, the occurrences that don’t just happen but are a result of hope, faith and effort.
Sunsets, a lake, a ukulele, and a lot of walks mark the days of shelter-at-home in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for our editor Will Willingham.
In times of crisis, there’s a kind of heroism in telling the story, and preserving our humanity.