April is Poetry Month, and this April has been one like no different. As the times get hotter and issues that had been dormant start once more to stir, it is also a second when many people are starting to see the potential of life past the lengthy imposed isolation of the pandemic.
We invited individuals to ship us a poem, written in any type, on no matter emergence meant or impressed for them. The response was a flood of creativity.
Emergence took on so many alternative issues for thus many individuals, from the wrestle of artists in the course of the shutdown, to the push to precise gender identification beneath layers of PPE, to unfurling seeds, to the lexicographical proximity to “emergency.”
It’s been a delight and a privilege to have them on WNYC, and we want we may have aired extra. Right here’s only a sampling: