Poem of the Week

“First they came . . .” by Martin Niemoller

Sometimes a powerful truth is amplified by the conviction that it is a poem, which may occasionally make it a poem. Continue reading

Summer Reading Suggestions

Something old, new, borrowed . . .

A few books to distract from current events or to fortify us. Continue reading

Beloved American Poet

i.m. Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944-2017)

Condolences to family, readers and friends of SHENANDOAH mainstay Kay Byer. Under construction: A Tribute Continue reading

A Ballad of Yearning and Recollection

Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Winner — Annie Woodford for “Arena Chapel Stringband Ballad”

Darren Morris of Richmond is runner-up Continue reading


Under Discussion Now

Walls, anyone? The fresh and necessary air of literature. VISIT OUR BLOG FOR EVERYTHING FROM POGO THE POSSUM TO HARPER LEE. Continue reading