• Books,  Writing

    Ross Gay: Singing About Plants and People

    Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay, Ross Gay: Singing About Plants and People, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2016/09/30/ross-gay/ #poetry #books #RossGay #AfricanAmericanpoets

    September is a month of transition. The warm, bright freedom of long days wanes into the chilly introspection of rainy nights. It’s a warning about the coming of the great sleep that is winter. It’s in the morning dew on cars and yellow leaves that swirl before us as we mow the lawn. September signals that we should give up our fantasy of taking a walk in the evening whenever we want or put off fixing that downspout or eating…

  • Books,  Writing

    100 Love Sonnets: The Only Book You Need for Valentine’s Day

    100 Love Sonnets: The Only Book You Need for Valentine's Day, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2016/02/11/pablo-neruda #100LoveSonnets #PabloNeruda #poetry #books #poems #Chile #ValentinesDay

    My love for my husband isn’t about flowers and candy on a particular day of the year. It’s about the surging ache I feel when we’re apart and I think of him. It’s about a random image, the shine of his hair, his voice, how he walks. It’s an act of affection toward our kids, an act of forgiveness for me, an act of generosity toward those lesser known. And it’s about him and me, together for 18 years. What happened…