September 29, 2018

New Origins

By Dora Malech

Poetry may often come to us in small packages and brief passages, but poetry is rooted in our big human questions: who are we? how (and why) did we get […]

October 14, 2016

Poetry and Leadership: Part I

By Dora Malech

This post is an adaptation of a talk I gave at last weekend’s Imagining America National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   The medium of poetry is language—not some alternate language to that […]

February 16, 2016

Life of a Poem, Part II

By Dora Malech

In my last post, I spent some time with the first line of George Starbuck’s poem “Of Late.” “‘Stephen Smith, University of Iowa sophomore, burned what he said was his […]