By Cara Malizia

The Three That Speak to Us: “A House is Not a Home”, “The Happy Majority”, and “Concerning the Land of the South of Our Neighbors to the North”

In our 2009 version of “Best American Poetry”, we selected three poems that spoke to both my partner, Lucas Thompson, and I. We believe that these poems tackle very important issues in the modern world, but they do so without being too complicated to understand. We believe that the poems we chose are both easily…

“Eve in the Fall”: An Interview with Debora Greger

Debora Greger is an American Poet and artist. Raised in Richland, Washington, she went on to receive education from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has published multiple books, such as “By Herself” and “Men, Women, and Ghosts”. Greger has also won various awards for her pieces, such as the Award…

The Great Poem Series: Debora Greger’s “Eve in the Fall”

Though Debora Greger’s “Eve in the Fall” was originally published in “The New Criterion” during April of 2008, I stumbled across it in my 2009 edition of “Best American Poetry”. In the poem, Greger connects images of nature and the season of autumn together to convey the feeling of hopelessness and the act of losing…