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What Is Literary Activism? : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

What Is Literary Activism? : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation.

“Respect” by Melissa Studdard | American Academy of Poets

Respect

Melissa Studdard

Because her body is winter inside a cave
because someone built
fire there and forgot to put it out
because bedtime is a castle
she’s building inside herself
with a moat
and portcullis
and buckets full of mist
because when you let go
the reins
horses
tumble over cliffs and turn
into moths before hitting bottom
because their hooves leave streaks of midnight
in the sky
because stuffed rabbits
are better at keeping secrets
than stopping hands
because when the world got
shoved up inside her
she held it tight like a kegel ball
and wondered
at the struggle Atlas had
carrying such a tiny thing
on his back

Catskills Poetry Workshop « Melissa Studdard

Catskills Poetry Workshop « Melissa Studdard.

Melissa Studdard – Poetry is Dead – Interview

Melissa Studdard

GALATEA RESURRECTS #23 (A Poetry Engagement): I ATE THE COSMOS FOR BREAKFAST by MELISSA STUDDARD

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GALATEA RESURRECTS #23 (A Poetry Engagement): I ATE THE COSMOS FOR BREAKFAST by MELISSA STUDDARD.

Houston poet, Melissa Studdard, reads her poems & talks about the cosmos, motherhood & the transformative power of poetry | Houston Public Library

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Poet Melissa Studdard (photo used with her permission).

Melissa Studdard | Houston Public Media