Category Archives : literature/fiction/poetry


winter treat

Two snow days in a row — I’m so happy I had the chance to get some work done (and also enjoy the beautiful snow outside). So here’s a little poetic treat on this winter night. It’s one of Nikki Giovanni’s from her newest collection, Chasing Utopia, and is one of my current faves: “Podcast […]


chinese apples

I was catching up with one of my favorite poets, Li-Young Lee, and came across his poem “Persimmons” on the Poetry Foundation’s website. There’s one delightful line where he refers to persimmons as “Chinese apples,” which I think is just great. It’s hard to explain how beautiful the poem is — the way it flows from one […]