Marjorie Maddox has published 13 books of poetry. In the Museum of My Daughter’s Mind is forthcoming.
Be Still and Know:
—after the painting Fishing by Jean Carruthers Wetta ...
May 18, 2023
After the knee, the neck, the thin incision, skin stretched, pricked, pulled for needle,...
September 14, 2021
Relocation learning curves
The small bright squares of face instead of chairs encircling their ideas in classrooms we once inhabited, our bodies there attached to mind and chalk. But now there’s Zoom...
May 5, 2021
Start with the thin wisp of hope some stranger hocked in a hospital room while you waited— heart pressed to chest—for your father...
June 12, 2020
Rebellion’s a ribbon to wear in her bright, black hair while she dances the jig with the neighbor’s squealing pigs and three convict sons. No one ever shakes a head and says,...
March 7, 2019
Ash Wednesday: The morning after
All morning, I return to the poem, to the word’s ash, the self smoldering, and the slow burn of mourning. I return with sacred words that turn...
January 30, 2018
Poetry grounded in place
Paul Willis's poems reveals epiphanies in the midst of everyday life.
December 18, 2017
Prophecy of birds
May 24, 2011
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Without your words, my breath cracks,dust on sand; without your words,my limbs break, bones on graves.Oh, my father, me too. without...
January 11, 2011
Genesis 19IAt first—a leering mob circlingthe house, jeering, dancing naked,taunting the guests with their sex—...
September 5, 2005