Poetry, Justice, and the Holy Cross Sisters

Sometimes a poetry reading turns into something you do not expect. One of my readings last month became more beautiful than I could have planned. This summer has held many readings in support of my new book, Ache. Two of those readings were in South Bend, Indiana, where I lived for many years. The first of theContinue reading “Poetry, Justice, and the Holy Cross Sisters”

This Is No Time to Celebrate America

We have too much work to do. We have too much cruelty to confront. We have too much that needs healing. This is no time to celebrate America. While that might sound harsh, it’s how I’m thinking about this July 4th, 2017. It is no time to celebrate America when police officers are killing unarmedContinue reading “This Is No Time to Celebrate America”