The Reunion [Poetry]

I met myself when I was twenty as a young girl long ago. We talked and listened to each other, understood what made us so. We were fond of friends and family. I remember that quite well. The arts and science, dance and drama–we enjoyed them, I could tell.   Yet, Dead End signs were…

[Book Review] Bloodroots by B. Elae

“You were special before someone told you so.” These words appear almost halfway into Ms.Elae’s book of poetry, Bloodroots, forming the message and theme of so many of her poems: human worth and dignity, often hidden and unrecognized. Ms. Elae writes about addicts and victims of violence, plus people who have been lost and broken…