Words at First Light

A Monthly Dispatch of Poetry, Art, & Writing

Recent Posts

  • All
  • Podcasts
  • Poetry
  • Teachings

Come and feel with me: An interview with Dominique Christina

How do we begin to understand racism and the evil it perpetuates? In this interview, Dominique Christina, opens up about the intersections of her life and work as poet, educator, and activist. Through stories, poetry, and impassioned conversation she invites us to feel; “to try on this sadness, this outrage, this pain, to reject the “construct” of race, and remind ourselves again of the miracle, the infinite possibilities of being human.

Humility is Revolutionary (For My White Friends)

It would be easy, yet again, to look away or ignore the suffering and pain that is American racism. The tragic murder of George Floyd is yet another stirring “wake up” call to the injustices of race in American life. Yet, this storyline is overcast with fears, ignorance, and inaction that continues to grow as…

The Mystery of Quiet

Slow Healing

A Slow Compost

An Unexpected Gift

The Pathways of Grief

Love is the Fire

Where Love Begins

Carry Them Up

“The Glow of Dawn”

Wait and Watch

Turn Sideways into the Light

A few weeks ago, I heard a story about two tribes in Ireland. This story is so good that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And then, wait for it….I had an idea for a poem. Here’s the story and then a poem. Tribe #1 organized their days around beauty. After a day of work,…

My Beautiful Boy

Listen My Beautiful Boy Dale Carl Fredrickson 3:47 Free Download My Beautiful Boy Purchase Album + Journal + Zine I. My beautiful boy, masculinity is not a bumper sticker of clichés but an epic poem that you must write and rewrite. i need to say to you: don’t settle for the comfort of easy answers.…

The Day the Training Wheels Came Off

Blessed is the man

Package includes Album + Journal + Zine!
Blessed is the man