Flowers of Shanghai

after the film by Hou Hsiao-hsien In the Boston Common I take a bag of popcorn, sit near the playground on benches with the homeless, the chill of an August afternoon feeling good on the bones, and I rub my face with the edge of my sweater the way a puppy would use its fuzzy… More

Afaa Michael Weaver

Afaa Michael Weaver reflects on how poetry and spirituality helped him overcome a childhood of sexual abuse, mental illness, and the death of his first child. More