“Room Enough to Say What I Mean”: An Interview with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon by the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress
Nikki Finney reads, “The Good Fight, Again,” at the South Carolina Progressive Network’s Women’s March in Columbia, South Carolina.
2 Cornish game hen 2 tsp. olive oil, divided 1.5 tbsp. fresh tarragon (chopped) 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. course ground black pepper 1 tsp. thyme 1 tsp. sage ½ tsp. celery seed 1 orange 1 onion 3 cloves garlic Preheat oven to 350ºF Washed and dry the hens. Just do it now, Martha! You… Continue reading Cornish, Is you Game, Hen…with Tarragon, Orange, and White Wine Sauce
1½ lbs broccoli 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2-3 cups (8 oz) sliced mushroom 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1-2 tbsp ground ginger ½ lemon Invite your gossip friend over. While you’re waiting… Chop broccoli as desired. Wash it first, don’t be a nasty ass. Heat the oil over medium heat in a… Continue reading Where’s the Tea, or Lemon Ginger Broccoli with Mushroom
My own personal history with HIV is at the front of my mind when I think about Michael L. Johnson. Johnson, who is born the year after me in 1991. Johnson, the Lindenwood University student and star athlete. Johnson, who was arrested before graduation and charged with one count of “recklessly infecting another with HIV”… Continue reading Between Michael L. Johnson and the Dark Street Corner
1lb dried red beans 1½ tbsp bacon grease or extra virgin olive oil 1 small to medium onion 1 medium green bell pepper 2 stalks of celery 3 cloves of garlic 2 tsp dried sage 2 tsp dried thyme ½ tsp paprika (smoked paprika or Hungarian if it’s in the pantry) ½ tsp cayenne pepper… Continue reading Simple Ass Red Beans and Rice
“I’m tired.” I say this to myself as I collapse into bed after a day of dissertation writing and plotting plays. Weaving through Atlanta traffic and applying to jobs. Interviewing and receiving rejection letters from poetry journals. Talking to my family on the phone and trying to devise a plan. I say this a lot… Continue reading Mountains and Molehills