The American poet Amanda Gorman recently made headlines with her poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Her work promises an exciting future.
Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.
“The blind view sculptures with their fingers.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
Israeli poet Agi Mishol talks about old age, her family’s memories of Europe, and the role of nature in poetry.
Alaiza Pashkevich – also known as ‘Auntie’ – was the first female Belarusian poet. She was also a revolutionary who fought for her country’s language and cultural identity.
“to dust you won’t return / not quite.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.
“In its crater, instead of magma, / the green chill of a lake.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
“The women cluster at the cathedral,/ hair in careful bouffant helmets/ armored and elegant, poised to herd/ purposefully/ into Mystery.” A poem by a contemporary American poet.
Cynthia Hogue’s poem “The Simple” is a rejection of the temptation of absolutes.