How we arrived at choosing the late Lucille Clifton's "won't you celebrate with me" — with video.
A passage from Letters to a Young Poet cited by Novogratz.
An NYPD officer's act of kindness with an Advent duet. Love from Mr. Matthew Crawley, pieces recommended for reading, and quotations from Krista Tippett. A round-up and a reminder that this joyous season be filled with acts of kindness.
Richard Rorty's lament reminds us of the solace of poetry.
Producing a narrated slideshow takes a fair bit of time, even it's brief. Our producer traces her journey and the small world we travel in.
James Wright's poem on the terror of hospital bills and refocusing on what we really value.
Sometimes forgiveness comes easiest to the youngest of us.
A guest post from Charity Burns on her new-found respect for the Sufi poet while slipping on an icy Brooklyn sidewalk.