I’m convinced most of the USA has been dreaming of this day–the first day of spring. Many of us have endured a brutal winter, so March 20 means the end of icy and snowy days (is near).
I’m working on a “Poetry on Postcards” swap and decided that I would introduce my partner to a poet she hasn’t read before–Tameka Cage Conley. I am proud to say I know this poet. She completed her undergraduate degree in English at the institution at which I grew up as a professor, scholar, leader, administrator.
Here is one of the postcards I designed for the swap:
Conley is an extraordinary literary artist (poet, playwright, novelist) on the rise. You can read the full poem and one other poem, “If Sula Had a Daughter Raised by Nel,” on the Driftless Review site. Prepare for an experience with words, sound, texture, feeling.
Ironically, the photo was shot on a rainy December day in New Orleans, just outside my parents’ front door. Is it springy enough to wish you a “Happy Spring?”