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I am four in this photograph, standing
on a wide strip of Mississippi beach,
my hands on the flowered hips

of a bright bikini. My toes dig in, 83 more words


Former US poet laureate speaks about race at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former U.S. poet laureate has shared with an audience at the University of Kansas her experience of having parents of different races and being raised in the South. 114 more words


Poetry and Medicine, The Language of the Body

I recently discovered a great segment on PBS NewsHour about poetry and medicine titled “Student physicians embrace poetry to hone art of healing.” It features interviews with former poet laureate Natasha Tretheway and physician poet Rafael Campo. 239 more words


Prompt #32 Your Parents in Your Poems

I’ve embarked on a series of poems about my parents — in particular their early life together. I have visual memories, stories, photos, a few letters, and my memories of them as young people — and for some reason I am compelled to write about them now. 198 more words