As our worlds begin to reopen, the brain fog, fatigue, and discomfort can linger. Our Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, helps us reemerge with the fireflies.
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.
When poets celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day during a pandemic, it’s likely total pandemonium. Join Lucille Clifton, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson & more in a Zoom chat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s simple to participate. Just find a few poems of beauty, comfort, or hope to share—from a site like Poetry Foundation.
In these days of social distancing, Emily Dickinson proves a wonderful guide to the sustained solitude and isolation many are facing for the first time.