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I, Too, Sing America

I, Too, Sing America

A poem for this moment— and every moment. Langston Hughes’ “I, Too” reminds us that everyone deserves a seat at the table. Come over to the post and read the poem and get free writing prompts.

The younger generation: climate activism

The younger generation: climate activism

I’m writing from Maine again. This week, we’re on the coast where, if we’re lucky, we can see the resident seal at the dock. We’re here with my almost-16-year-old daughter, Simone, and two of her friends; since all their summer plans were canceled, our families...

At this Pivotal Time

At this Pivotal Time

From the pandemic to police brutality to the call across the nation and the world for widesweeping reforms, this is a time of change... What we are seeing in the United States has much to do with voice: who is heard, who is listened to, and how do our voices impact...

How To Publish A Poetry Book

How To Publish A Poetry Book

If you are thinking about how to publish a poetry book, I recommend that you read this guide. It will walk you through the important steps of publishing a poetry book and will give you the tools you need, over the long term, to learn how to get poetry published. How...

I Said To The Wanting Creature By Kabir

I Said To The Wanting Creature By Kabir

Do you ever have times when words are both helpful and insufficient? This weekend was one of those times. A few months ago, my husband's much younger brother, Jonathan, died of a heart attack. On Saturday, we attended the memorial service. Jon had been living with...

Snowy Night by Mary Oliver

Snowy Night by Mary Oliver

A friend recently sent me a winter solstice poem. I was happy to be reminded of this poem, and thought I’d pass it on to you–it’s so nice to be able to share what we enjoy and find helpful. The solstice is the darkest time of year, but it also is a time that reminds...

You Are Enough

You Are Enough

This happens to me every year: suddenly, without my knowing quite how it happened, it’s the holiday season again. The days are getting darker, and I wonder where all the time has gone. Life passes so quickly! It’s a challenge to keep up, to pay attention and to...

Practicing with Silence

Practicing with Silence

I was away last week at a silent Vipassana retreat in Western Mass. For three days, we meditated at least 10 hours a day and had very few external stimuli. In meditation, we bring our attention inward, to our own internal sensations and practice noticing—but not...

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