Poetry
Collaboration

Poet Molly Beth Griffin and illustrator Claudia McGehee came together to celebrate the Sand Hill crane's migration.
by Molly Beth Griffin and Claudia McGehee
Poetry

A Kentucky poet describes the union of body, emotion and landscape he finds on the prairie.
by Ethan Starr Evans
Poetry

A poet tenderly describes a young girl's experience of her Iowa home.
Poetry

Follow this Nebraska poet to a place, "beyond where dirt, tracks, grass, and sky / convince the stranger into highest company."
by Hannah Clark
Poetry

The work we're featuring from this Iowa poet focuses on both prairie flora and fauna.
by Mike Lewis-Beck
Poetry

Poet Sam Burt explores fire as a metaphor in this poem.
by Sam Burt
Poetry

This Midwest expat, living now in D.C., turns back in her poetry to her Minnesota roots.
by Michelle Harris-Love
Poetry

Calling herself "an embodiment of diversity in human, walking, talking form," this poet knows identity is both belonging and estrangement.
by Stephanie Snow
Poetry

Roadtrips aren't just fodder for travelogues, as this poet shows us. They produce poems, too.
by Stephanie L. Harper
Poetry

A Georgia poet celebrates the spirits of Spring.
by Fabrice Poussin
Poetry

The poet confers a Spring blessing on one of the prairie's humblest--and most necessary--residents.
by Ethan Kenvarg
Poetry

Our issue's third poet posits a commerce between ripening ferns and the stars.
by Clare Jones
Poetry

A room isn't just space in a house; it's a state of mind, as this poem reminds us.
by Taylor Greene
Poetry

This poet turns to a pair of Iowa icons--a Grant Wood painting and the quadaennial caucuses--to evoke the quiet behind the image.
by Bill Graeser
Poetry

The word "gnosis" denotes the study of spiritual mysteries, which this poet recognizes in the sky, in the land, in the eyes of love.
by Stephanie Snow