Reading & Writing

Five Poems to Read this Weekend

I gravitate toward poems about the domestic: families, food, small moments at home. I wouldn’t call myself a great appreciator of poetry, but I think there are poems out there for each of us–even those who think they despise the genre. These five are all written by women, all found as I wandered the internet, looking for something to read.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

“Parachute” by Maggie Smith (the one who wrote “Good Bones,” the only poem I’ve ever seen go viral)

“Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo

“Chokecherries” by Melissa Kwasny

“Catching the Moles” by Judith Kitchen

“Her, at Two” by Elizabeth Austen


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