What can a poem do?

posted in: The Journey | 2

. I keep trying to write about my impending book publication, about the process of writing, about poetry. But all I can think about are the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. I spent twelve years in … Continued

Sunday Cleaning

posted in: Every Atom, The Journey | 5

. It’s Sunday, early afternoon, and I have just finished cleaning the house. More precisely, I have just finished scrubbing the kitchen sink with Bon Ami. I apportion household tasks in the following way: every other week, I clean the … Continued

There is no other power. No other name.

posted in: The Journey, Treasures | 2

. My desk is covered with piles of books, some new, some old and tattered, some filled with sticky notes and underlining, some still pristine, but all by the same author, Ursula Le Guin. When she passed a few days … Continued