“Beaks & Bones” was written in memory of beloved Nature poet Mary Oliver.
“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.
“December 31st, 11 PM” reflects on the waning holiday spirit and the coming New Year.
“What Used to Be” is written in the voice of a Puerto Rican, isolated by Hurricane Maria.
“Health. Care. Well. Being.” considers American moral health in light of the current U.S. healthcare bill.
“Writing in the Time of Trump” expresses the role of writers and poets during socio-political controversies.
“I Can’t Even Talk About It” expresses the world’s anguish about Assad’s brutal use of chemical warfare in Syria.
“Semester Break” considers the plight of an international student because of President Trump’s travel ban.