Featuring essays and poems by HANNAH FRIES, CECILIA LLOMPART, AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL, and CECILY PARKS
By HANNAH FRIES, Guest Editor, AND ROSE MCLARNEY, SHR Editor
These days, if you lean out of your boat to grasp the moon’s reflection, you’d better have your tongue planted firmly in cheek (according to some). Poets have been criticized for having too many birds in their poems or, yes, for having a little heart-to-heart with the moon. And yet the elemental things that have inspired poetry and song for millennia still do—and who’s to say good poems can’t come of them?
Irony has been in vogue of late. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the wonder.
Here, we’ve gathered a group of poets to contribute personal essays, selections of their original poems, and additional recommended readings to this conversation (maybe with the moon; certainly with what they find meaningful).