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.”
By Clare Welsh. Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has died at 26.
By Lynn M. Knapp. On John McCain’s funeral rites.
By Pesach Rotem. A poet reads the obituary of a Nobel Prize-winning physicist.