Theme II: Flowers, Introduction

There’s perhaps nothing more perfect to talk about on Valentine’s Day than flowers. In my more cynical days, I used to aggressively question the motives behind every flower-giver I encountered and argue that bouquets were empty gifts. It wasn’t until I moved away from Colorado to the city did I understand the beauty of flowers. I would walk all around the East Village picking flowers from planters with my roommate in tow berating me for destroying our allotted nature. It’s no mystery why painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and poets like ee cummings are inspired by the colorful bundles. Enjoy this week’s theme—the works that were inspired by one of poetry’s most familiar images.

Happy reading,

Tia Ramos, Editor


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