Why Poetry?

I have two reasons for poetry in honor of National Poetry Month: Slow Down Reading poetry forces us to slow down, pay attention, and connect with our world. To ...

A Momma’s Walk

It’s a difficult thing Walking detached from a person I’ve worn in my body He’s choosing a different path I can see him from here Each crag that traps him Each ...

Another First Day

  I give you a hard time about growing up. Time feels like it speeds by some days, while other days the time crawls like the snails out back on my basil pl...

Bloodletting

When my students struggle to find writing topics, I often ask them to think about their scars. We start with the obvious- those raised patches of taut white ski...