"The scent of open land makes me cry"
The Train Ride with Billy Collins
by Erika Ayón

"I glanced at the blood-orange sky"
I Have Already
by Erika Ayón

"Released paper doves made from your poems into the water"
Unable to Speak
by Erika Ayón

"A new song to lift our hopes"
In the Stadium with Victor
by Henry Howard

"Dark as winter rains"
The Greatest Happiness
by Michael Escoubas

"Don't try to separate the sheep from goats"
by Barbara Crooker

"He sang goodbye to me"
Finding Leonard Cohen in the Far North
Karla Linn Merrifield

"Look beyond the leaves and see the bark"
Neruda Still Dreams
by Larry Jaffe

"Your hands full of moon-stones"
Ode to Jennifer Clement: a Golden Shovel Poem
by Wilda Morris

"The maples already tinged with blood"
My Afternoons With Dylan Thomas
by Lyn Lifshin

"Write until your fingerprints are worn off"
Open Letter to William Heyen
by Justin Evans

"Turn pages inhaling the scent of pine, salt water, and bracken"
Delight and Desire
by Maralee Gerke

A Good Cry
(What We Learn from Tears and Laughter)

by Nikki Giovanni
Reviewed by Michael Escouba

From Poetic Matrix Press
A Matter of Selection
by Carol Smallwood

What better way to enjoy poetry than with cookies and a glass of milk
Claire Du Brey's Cookies
from the kitchen of Claire Du Brey

Herald spring with this simple side dish
Asparagus with Orange Sauce
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Try this delicious garlicky wrap for a lunchbox meal or at home
Pesto Wrap
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Sharmagne Leland-St. John, title photo

Billy Collins, 2015 PEN Gala, May 5, 2015, American Museum of Natural
History © Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

Robinson Jeffers: Carl Van Vechten 1880-1964, photographer

Eloise Klein Healy (need to find where we got it.)

Elizabeth Bishop: 1934 Vassar College yearbook,
Vassarion (of which she was editor-in-chief).

Pablo Neruda: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore Publishers

Dylan Thomas: possibly Gabriel Hackett

Nikki Giovanni: Brett Weinstein

William Heyen “Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’’

Carol Smallwood compliments of the poet


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