Lessons: A Poetry Sampler
“A poem occurs when it actually is an experience, not the record of an experience. It’s when the writing
itself brings me somewhere I never thought I would go, and there’s a discovery in the writing.”
~Marie Howe, American poet
Here are poems that offer lessons: Instructions for grieving, for aging, praying. Lessons in how to love, how to be in community, how to know the moon, the heart, and the ordinary bliss of the daily. We admired how these poems keep giving and giving, and we offer them here as a sampler of some memorable teachings.
~Marianne Worthington, poetry editor