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Wally Swist: The Caregiver

the depth of bad
feeling is in proportion
to how good we are

April 19, 2023 · 6 Comments

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer: When She Was Afraid She Wasn’t Good Enough

When fear scuttled through her thoughts
with its eight slender legs; when she recognized
the shiny black body, the bulbous abdomen

April 17, 2023 · 17 Comments

Video: Alexis Nikole Nelson | A flavorful field guide to foraging

Whether it’s dandelions blooming in your backyard or purslane sprouting from the sidewalk, vegan forager Alexis Nikole Nelson is on a mission to show how freely growing flora could make its way to your plate.

April 15, 2023 · 4 Comments

Michael Simms: Hatred

I scythed, mowed, axed
hoed, trimmed, yanked
and eyed with vicious intent
this intruder eating my garden.
But the satanic bramble would not die.

April 15, 2023 · 25 Comments

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Spring

What is all this juice and all this joy?

April 14, 2023 · 6 Comments

James Crews: I Keep the Window Open

Life’s too fragile
to waste on money or importance,
handing over the hours that will never 
be returned to us.

April 13, 2023 · 10 Comments

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Tonight’s Dinner Companions

you, old poet, gone, whose lines I often
say aloud against the ocean’s constant shush

April 12, 2023 · 25 Comments

Carol Moldaw: Game Face

To see the ravages of aging on one’s face used to be inevitable.
Now it means one’s taken a stance.

April 10, 2023 · 4 Comments

Aidan Smith: Despite Meat Industry Lies, Plant-Based Diets Are Healthy

Plant-based diets have been connected to a decrease in mortality.

April 10, 2023 · 7 Comments

Video: A Boat Carrying 500 Refugees Sunk at Sea. The Story of Two Survivors

Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero.

April 8, 2023 · 7 Comments

Baron Wormser: Within The Weeping Was Joy

Preface to the 2nd Edition of The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid

April 7, 2023 · 7 Comments

James Davis May: Portuguese Man-of-War

Look at this one,
its sail translucent, its inky tentacles
taut as a line of verse. After the thing dies,
they go on, stinging whatever touches them.

April 6, 2023 · 6 Comments

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues: Why Intergenerational Thinking Is Essential to Heal the Planet

As humankind grapples with climate change, communities around the world show what’s possible by planning hundreds of years ahead.

April 6, 2023 · 4 Comments

Barbara Edelman: White-Throated Sparrow

Though she is dead
she is buying me a car
and this buying makes her happy

April 5, 2023 · 9 Comments

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