Telaina Eriksen recalls the surreal, backwards feeling that many of us felt on 9/11.
Seldom does one see a coming-of-age story as stark and as inventive as Marc Frazier’s award-winning poem.
Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.
A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.
You already found your passion, you’re just ignoring it.
Christmas morning provides the occasion for this poignant and vaguely disturbing poem about the sometimes convoluted relationships between mothers and sons.
Tom Mallouk’s speaker reaches out in sympathy to the mother of his grown child in this emotionally impactful poem.
Mike Berry looks at what you can do when you’re no longer the number one voice your child listens to.
Fathers and sons, patriarchs and nations; Merrill Cole uncovers the draconian methods by which we sometimes govern one another.
Being a working dad can be a challenge, but Karthik Rajan shows us how to draw the two into a rich tapestry of experiences and apply them to each other.
DiaryDad’s kids are ready to be part of the conversation; now if only he could see that. I blew it with my kids the one night a little over a year ago… The worst part about it is that I didn’t realize it until after I had started to get mad at them for a situation that […]
Laura Foley captures the pain of being a mother unable to help an adult son in this stark poem.
Barry Adkins walked 1,400 miles to speak in different schools about his loss of a son due to binge drinking. But the walk itself showed him so much – forgiveness, grief, and moving forward.
Lois Roma-Deeley remembers an Italian-American father, his Lincoln, and the magic they evoked.
The sky was crying. It was an unusually misty day in Joplin, Missouri, as they laid my Angel in her grave. A friend dropped a single red rose on top of the half-sized casket. It was done. My baby was gone.