Tag Archives: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Let Poetry Speak It – Grief but Also Happiness -For My Friends Laura and Walt – Their Son Killed in an Accident

Meals of Grief & Happiness 1 I believe in the tears of an elephant. How they stamp the ground and forget they are in musth— panting—and cinnamon shrubs or piles of sugarcane can’t tempt them to stop their cycle of grief. I believe I the broken heart of an elephant. When a companion dies, I […]

Ross Gay Wins the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

The American poet Ross Gay ( 1974 – ) has won a lot of plaudits for his 2015 book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude which won the 2016 Tufts Poetry Award, and earlier tonight, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry . It had been short-listed earlier for the 2015 National Book Award but […]