Graduate Fellow and First year NEOMFA student
Her favorite poem is "Moving North" by Ann Deacon.
"We are heading
both of us north. The cold, I hear,
is shriveling, the cold bites back.
Even in this lush midway state I feel
a touch of gangrene on my hither leg,
some deadlier hermit fiddling in my brain."
Graduate Outreach Assistant and First Year NEOMFA student
His favorite poem is "Some Tomorrow" by Sun Ra.
Junior English major with a creative writing minor
"Without a Sound" by Dorisha Hendrix
In your arms I slept
Tucked away between the fabrics of our love
Rested on cotton sheets
And since I can't forget
In that moment I was whole
In that moment were only us
Silenced in bliss
Tucked away between my lips
How much I've longed for this
Out in the universe we fell at rest
Stardust filling my soul with your galaxy
Rain falling upon the window sill
In your arms I am healed
OUTREACH PROGRAMMING | MAJOR IN GLOBAL STUDIES
Her favorite poem is "A Postcard" by Lang Leav
STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR ENGLISH MAJOR WITH A MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING
Their favorite poem is “December” by Michael Miller or “Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara.
OUTREACH PROGRAMMING | senior majoring in english and literature
The most rewarding part of interning for the Wick Poetry Center is finding news and exciting ways to teach poetry for the participants at Meadowbrook. At Meadowbrook, the participants have exceptionalities ranging from learning disorders to cognitive disabilities; our poetry lessons, therefore, must be inspiring--they must never fail to capture the attention of my audience. Our lessons always take different twists and turns-- that's why I’m excited to come back every week. We laugh, we cry, we question and we expand the boundaries of what poetry is or what poetry looks like. My journey at Meadowbrook has taught me to listen more than I speak, to smell the scents that seem indescribable, to somehow link poetry to cookies (much too often) and to find hope tucked away in the smallest of corners. I love poetry; even more, I love how poetry harnesses the power to connect me with my community and perpetuates my relationship with my life-long friends at Meadowbrook.
Favorite Poem: To Francisco X. Alarcón (1954–2016) By Eduardo C. Corral
“...Some Mesoamerican elders/ believed there’s a fifth direction./ Not the sky or the ground/ but the person right next to you./…”
Junior English major and creative writing minor
"Title It Poetry" by Sadie Schlegel
It starts with a simple idea,
Drawn out lightly in pencil,
Then covered in broad strokes
Of basic color,
It may look rough
With harsh edges
But it’s loved.
With gentle care
And a thin tipped brush
Pressed into the canvas,
Details begin to create refined life.
Colors are carefully selected,
Each adding to the texture,
Portraying the intended emotion
As it falls further and further away
From the first image in my head.
Layer upon layer of acrylic,
Paint caked under my nails,
I’m finally satisfied with my painting
But before it’s done,
I title it Poetry.
Freshman English Major
Her favorite poems are “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” by James Wright, “Relax” by Ellen Bass, or Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 60.”
INTERN | ENGLISH MAJOR WITH MINOR IN ITALIAN
Her favorite poem is God’s Grandeur by Gerald Manley Hopkins
Junior Engineering Technology major
Her favorite poem is "He Remembers Forgotten Beauty," by William Butler Yeats.
"But flame on flame, and deep on deep,
Throne over throne where in half sleep,
Their swords upon their iron knees,
Brood her high lonely mysteries."
MARKETING INTERN | SENIOR ENGLISH MAJOR CREATIVE WRITING MINOR
Brook’s favorite poets include Felicia Zamora and Claudia Rankine.
STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR MAJORING IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Their favorite poem is “Fear Poem, or I Give You Back” by Joy Harjo..
STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR ANTHROPOLOGY (ARCHAEOLOGY) MAJOR MINOR IN ART HISTORY
Her favorite poem is "Paper People" by Harry Baker.
outreach programming | Junior integrated language arts major
His favorite poem is "Corsons Inlet" by A.R. Ammons.