Poetry

“Jackhammering Limestone” by Erika Meitner

By Susan Cohen
The things that matter to the poet—her own body, her children, a country on the brink of the Trump administration, and the injured planet—all appear to be under siege, just like her eardrums. The poem smacks of catastrophe far beyond the speaker’s self-described “mid-life crisis.”
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Emotional Health

A Pandemic Self-Care Tool Kit

By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P
In this week’s post, 'A Pandemic Self-Care Tool Kit,' Dr. Jane Moffett expands on the ways we can care for ourselves and others, including how to cultivate peace of mind during the work day, prioritizing emotional self-care, and practices that can help grieving family members and friends. 
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Poetry

“To Be Held” by Linda Hogan

By Rebecca Foust
“To Be Held” falls within the pastoral tradition of a poet wandering in nature and finding inspiration there. In it, the speaker encounters a tree in her desert landscape that then becomes a springboard for a larger reflection about humanity.
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Poetry

Poems by francine j. harris

By Amanda Moore
Rather than decode every reference in the poem, however, I’m eager to experience the musicality of it, to listen to the opening, and see how it squares with the poem’s first line: “The tension is in drag. the rug of hot winter rain. the droll swish tires.”
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