In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we’re bringing you a new collection of poems. Bounty Everlasting features the work of sixteen poets whose work was featured in our pages during our first 25 years. Edited by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Marina Greenfeld, featured poets include former Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway, Tiana Clark, Tom Andrews, and more.
“My mama’s water / is all water, I’m every river rock / inside her being smoothed over . . .”
"I trust his every word. Herbert my son. I believe him when he says help gon' come . . ."
“My people are not killers—they are romantics— they like to sit around on porches and tell false stories…”
"In a world where Faith Hill is considered country, it's nice to have Alan Jackson around to remind us of just why we began listening to country in the first place."
“Bright breath of the lamp that lamps our night. Our dirt.”
". . . and everybody laughs, especially my aunt, smoke haunting her head like ghosts of family."
"The road had disappeared, the field, / the sundial was about to go under, meaning shadows / would have been unable to stay on schedule."
". . . 2nd Regiment, Union men, black phalanx. What is monument to their legacy?"
"Outside, light swarms / and particularizes the snow . . ."
"if I could get away / with it without laughing."
Honoring Our Poetry Editor
"He was in love, he protested, and he just wanted the South to stay as it was for now . . ."
". . . we owe our past the kindness of a visit now and then."
“let your freedom build slow like the death of a star across the years . . .”
Tiana Clark will read at Poetry on the Porch on April 18 at 5:30 PM. For more details, see below.