George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon’s recent poetry collections include She Let Herself Go, Many-Storied House, and Voices from the March on Washington, cowritten with J. Patrick Lewis. She is particularly interested in the poetry of witness, and she served as Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 2015 to 2016.

March 14, 2017

A poem from the Spring 2017 issue.

Two years ago today my mother died,
eighty-nine and brilliant, stubborn, brave.