poetry

Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Atlanta Writer’s Club Presents… The Natasha Trethewey Prize for Poetry Winner: Elizabeth Bracken   Sestina for My Mother   When I was four, I would sit in a brown wooden chair in the kitchen and my mother would braid my hair. Then she would turn...
Cultivation | Poetry

Cultivation | Poetry

Cultivation Why do our bodies make things they do not need? Seeds from a fast food kids’ meal in a backyard whiskey barrel make juicy little red globes on the vine. Replication is supposed to be a highly regulated routine, a pageant of proteins and cytoskeletal...
The Carrying: Poems | Book Review

The Carrying: Poems | Book Review

The Carrying: Poems Ada Limón Milkweed August 4, 2018 96 pp. $22 (hardcover)  The Carrying, Ada Limón’s fifth collection of poetry, is both an exquisite read for this moment in time and far beyond.  That makes absolute sense, because Limón is a poet who makes you...
Hummingbirds | Poetry

Hummingbirds | Poetry

When my father was eighty years old and mellowing, he decided to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Since he was well-off financially, he said, “If I win the ten million dollars, I’ll give it to you son, and your family will be set for life.” Of course, I...

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