Christine Wagner

These poems were written during the free pandemic class This Imperfect Paradise, Writing Our Lives in Troubled Times taught by Professor Catherine Bowman. For each type of poem, we were given examples and did activities to call up images and memories. The poem Temple was inspired by Remember by Joy Harjo. How to Make Boundaries was inspired by poet Kevin Young’s How to Make Rain. The last poem, It Is, crept up out of my psyche.