By Devon Balwit. The winning poetry from this week’s poetry challenge.
By Kurt Cole Eidsvig. Peter Mayhew, the actor behind the beloved Chewbacca, has died at 74.
By M. T. Whitington. Reading the late poet W.S. Merwin, the “evangelist of nature.”
By Stephen Byrne. W.S. Merwin dies on the same day as the Christchurch mosque shootings.
By Aimee Mackovic. “His eyes two pools of lightning quicksand / a generation of girls will never quite escape.”
By Daisy Bassen. We picture the late poet Mary Oliver, eternally seated at the table of the natural world.
By Donna Spruijt-Metz. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83.
By Buff Whitman-Bradley. “The little starving girl has a house inside her chest filled with lambent light…”
By Donna Doyle. “After you die, the news goes on without your commentary…”
By Marya Zilberberg. “We cry. We rejoice. Our mouths caress the names of our dead.”