Whispers – Poetry by Xianna Michaels

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Poetry

“Whispers” is a poem for children about writing poetry. It came unexpectedly to me as I prepared to give a poetry workshop to third grade girls!

Formation – Poetry by Xianna Michaels

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Poetry

“Formation” was written at the beach and completely surprised me. I thought I was simply writing about seagulls. But it turned out to be about something else entirely.

Release Me – Poetry by Xianna Michaels

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Poetry

“Release Me” is a sonnet written during an unaccustomed period when I could not seem to carve out time to write. It is unnerving for me to read it today, because about two years after I wrote it I suffered a literal, catastrophic fall and broke my jaw and my ribs. It tells me we […]