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To Fill the Absence April 4, 2011: ...and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure? All that breathe Will share thy destiny…. —from William Cullen Bryant’s "Thanatopsis" "Thanatos." The young man who uttered the word didn’t know it had been years since I’d heard it or any variation on it. It immediately lanced me, [...] by

The teachings of Akilah Oliver remembered March 2, 2011: When Akilah Oliver passed away last week, memories and tributes to her work and giving spirit as a teacher spread out across the communities she touched, from Coffee House Press to Naropa University to The Poetry Project. Below is a collection of stories and thanks from friends, colleagues, and those she inspired. From The Poetry [...] by