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Poem Share and Other Good Finds Sunday/Monday

The poem I’ve selected for this week is Francisco X. Alarcón’s “To Those Who Have Lost Everything” and I’m pairing it with the article below. “Artists React to Mexico’s Drug War With Music and Poetry” by Betty Arcos in NPR. Growing up and now again living in a border city, I feel the issues discussed … Continue reading


Poetry, Photography, and a Poem for Memorial Day

Today, I honor those who have sacrificed for my freedom and I thank those who continue to serve this amazing country.  A moving poem (with audio), “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa: I feel quite accomplished today.  I’ve cleaned the house, done a little light bulb replacing and grocery shopping, baked a cake, watched a … Continue reading