In “Breathe Here,” poet Ellie O’Leary writes of her childhood losses of her mother at age 10 and her father at 18.
What does it mean to waste a life? Melissa Poulin explores James Wright and how, from the hammock’s viewpoint, wasting a life and living fully might be inextricably intertwined.
What fragments of love can you find (and write about) from what’s left now? Callie Feyen uses a poem by Marjorie Maddox for inspiration.
What memories do you have of swimming as a child? Join Callie Feyen as thinks about her own summertime memories and of swimming to the horizon.
The poems of “Otherworld, Underworld, Prayer Porch” by David Bottoms reach back to the people and stories that shape our minds and hearts.
Reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas evokes memories of Christmases in New Orleans with family, friends, and Cherry Bounce.
Eugene Field is perhaps the perfect poet for Take Your Poet to School Week. It was the schoolchildren of St. Louis who saved his house from demolition.
Finding T.S. Eliot in St. Louis, where he was born and raised, is not an easy task, but he’s there, most of all in his poetry.
A review of Lapse Americana: Poems by Benjamin Myers, a poetry volume focused on memory, childhood and understanding.