Volcanoes of Anger*

February 7, 2021

2020 Merit Award
By Stephen Jacob Huxford, Grade 7

With no one to save me
Walking through the depths of my own soul.
Trudging through swamps of misdoubts,
And hiking the volcanoes of my own anger.
Facing tigers and lions of fear
And seeing my happiness in the sun.
But the sun is so far away and is just a dot.
The dot of happiness in everyone’s soul.
Shrouded by darkness, anger and fear,
All this leads to death.
The death of you and me,
The death of others, and the death of the earth.

*Copyright 2020 by Stephen Jacob Huxford. Broadside illustrated by Kim Wulfestieg.


December 24, 2020

The Academy of American Poets (poets.org) has put together a lovely remembrance of some of the poets we lost in 2020. Watch In Memoriam 2020 on YouTube. Not forgotten.

. . . . .
Thank you, Margaret Bikman.

what we lost

December 30, 2016


Our losses in 2016 were profound. LitHub helps us recall Notable Literary Deaths in 2016.

graphing the demise

November 5, 2016

CSI: Poetry.

Somehow this infographic escaped our attention when it was posted on My Poetic Side back in June. If you’re thinking that rejections and bad reviews cause the demise of most poets, this carefully researched piece will show you otherwise. Have a look: CSI: Poetry. The life and death — ok just death — of poets.

death, considered

September 19, 2014

The Art of DeathDeath, loss and grief are rich and recurring subjects in the annals of poetry and art. “The Art of Death” is a series of events that look at death from a variety of perspectives — artistic, literary, legal, and more.

Events begin on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham (WA) with a reception, talk and film screening, and continue through the weekend of October 17-19 with a public talk and meditation retreat with Ravi Ravindra. In between, there are talks, workshops, additional films, a book exchange, readings, performances and an art exhibit that includes visual art, music and dance. Many (but not all) events are free.

See a complete list of The Art of Death scheduled events and join the conversation at The Art of Death Facebook event.

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