Winter Poems/January 2021
Dear Readers and Writers:
This week twenty-two-year-old poet Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to read a poem at the inauguration, when she stepped up to the microphone with The Hill We Climb.
When day comes we ask ourselves
Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
We’ve always believed in the power of the written word as a means of connection, and a vehicle to discover our shared humanity. In our going-on six-years of online publication, we’ve showcased a few hundred poems from student writers who’ve impressed us with their ability to shape life experiences into art that is relatable, and meaningful.
…even as we grieved, we grew,
…even as we hurt, we hoped
…even as we tired, we tried
In our Winter Poetry Issue, we’ve selected poems about love, loyalty, Covid, identity, summer yearning, grammar, and polyester. As always, it’s a privilege to publish these students, and we’re delighted to do so in the same week that poetry shines on the inaugural stage.
Hope you’ll take the time to listen to Ms. Gorman’s incredible poem, and scroll through our most recent issue as well. Youth + creativity wins every time.
Happy New Year—