Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice
Edited by Gail Bush and Randy Meyer
2013 Norwood House Press, Chicago
Inside this book is a treasure trove of important poems. Flipping through the pages I found a poem by Langston Hughes that I thought was particularly poignant after the speech given at the In*UGH*uration:
by Langston Hughes
Misery is when you heard
on the radio that the neighborhood
you live in is a slum but
you always thought it was home.
On January 21st I participated in the Women's March, Tucson. It was an amazing experience to feel the solidarity.
And for the last month, my mailbox has been very happy as I have received several New Year Poetry Postcards. Thank you to Jone Rush MacCulloch for organizing the Exchange!
From Brenda Davis Harsham I received a delightful Penguin Play poem complete with artwork by her daughter Anna!
From Diane Mayr I received a Happy New Year greeting in Japanese: Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! with an expertly crafted haiku:
From Linda Mitchell I receive two lovely butterfly postcard poems - my heart took flight!
And from Jan Godown Annino I received a "sign" about books postcard poem!
So much goodness. My heart is full, but not too full to enjoy this week's Poetry Friday roundup hosted by Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink.