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Poetry

The Secret Signal to Wake

Cumberland Gap poet Denton Loving talks about changes in Appalachian culture and offers four new poems that apply the wisdom of nature to the human predicament.

Guiding Us Home

From Washington, D.C., three poems honoring ancestry and excavating history.

A Monster Truck Passes the Poetry Reading

Let’s not get so cultured we’re blind, folks.

The Space Dividing Us Must Be Destroyed

Four new poems by—and an in-depth conversation with—Kentucky’s Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr.

Open at Last

Visionary in all weathers, Louisville’s Emma Aprile finds a way to carry hope through life’s balancing act.

A Bouffant Stacked Toward Heaven

Four new poems by—and an interview with— Marianne Worthington, author of “The Girl Singer”

We Are a Choir

The South’s greatest poets assemble to sing the truths of our region for National Poetry Month.

Whatever We Never Planned

From North Alabama’s Rachel Nix come three poems about the names we carry, the waters we cross, and letting time do its thing.

Like Rabbits

Smiling Easter bunnies? Not hardly.

At the Corner of Rosa Parks and Jefferson Davis

Three poems from—and a compelling interview with—Alabama’s inimitable Jacqueline Allen Trimble.

Leaf Out

The world opens up during a foggy morning run.

From Limb to Blossoming Limb

As spring arrives, one of the South’s most prolific poets takes us from the celestial to the earthly and back again.