In Celebration of Joy Harjo

In June, Joy Harjo was chosen as the new U.S. poet laureate. I've spent the month getting acquainted with her poems, which are unlike any others I've read. This poem was written after reading and journaling through her poem "She Had Some … [Read more]

Walking in the Dark: A Path to Poetry

Published June 21, 2019 … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees’

Published June 14, 2019 … [Read more]

Reader, Come Home: ‘The Odyssey’

Published June 7, 2019 … [Read more]


We never talk We talk all the time. No, I mean talk, talk Well what do you want to talk about? I don't know, just talk to me I been talking to you for forty years. You don't concentrate when you talk to me How much do you have to … [Read more]

By Heart: “Annabel Lee”

Published May 31, 2019 … [Read more]

From Mountain to Mountain: The power of poetry for people affected by trauma

Published May 17, 2019 … [Read more]

‘Clean Up Good’

It's competitive shower season Now is the time for serious shower-ers only Those who enjoy languorous strokes beneath the Whirlpool waterfall need not apply Contestants toil all year, alternating cool with heat, daylight with … [Read more]

Interview with Hilary Yancey, author of ‘Forgiving God’

Published March 2019 … [Read more]

WACOAN: ‘Going, Going, Gone’

Published March 2019 … [Read more]