“Beaks & Bones” was written in memory of beloved Nature poet Mary Oliver.
“Picture ID Required” draws on the experience of voting
in the 2018 Midterm Election.
“Mr. Bone Saw” was written regarding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Why We Didn’t” was prompted by the #MeToo movement, the Bill Cosby conviction and the Kavanaugh controversy.
“Blinded” was prompted by the Crisis in the White House.
“A Nation Grieves” is a collage of written and found poetry from eulogies for John McCain.
“Along a Ridge, Smoke” was prompted by this summer’s record heat and tragic wildfires in Western States.
Anne McCrady’s poem “No Sure Things” considers the heroic cave rescue of young boys in Thailand as a metaphor for the political state of affairs in the United States.
“Summit” was written in response to recent meetings between President Trump and international leaders.
“Father’s Day” was written in response to refugee families being separated along the U.S. southern border.