“Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand” was written in response to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed.
“Heat” was written in the midst of record-setting temperatures woldwide, as the Amazon was on fire, in the wake of U.S. mass shooting and as President Trump was firebombing the world economy.
“Along a Ridge, Smoke” was prompted by this summer’s record heat and tragic wildfires in Western States.
“What Used to Be” is written in the voice of a Puerto Rican, isolated by Hurricane Maria.
“Pulse, 2016” honors those slain in Orlando in a mass shooting.
“Close Call” offers an image to mirror the death-fatigue of hearing world news.
“Death by Ideology” was written in the wake of coordinated terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris, France.
“Fue el Estado” highlights the efforts of Mexican families to raise awareness of their kidnapped children.
“A War for More” – a poem written by Anne McCrady in response to the April 2015 riots in Baltimore, Maryland.
“What Are the Odds” – a consideration of flight, fear and faith