Zan Bockes en Collection of Poems Captures a Family's Story <p><span class="piece-description-lead">During this program, Zan Bockes talks about writing her way through grief, and her adult perspective on an abusive childhood. She also reads from her collection of poetry, <a href="" target="_blank">Caught In Passing</a>.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:44:51 +0000 Chérie Newman 6544 at Collection of Poems Captures a Family's Story "The Velocity of Love" <p>So still we sit<br>in chairs that mold our breathing,<br>frightened birds<br>with feathers slimed in oil,<br>fish in nets, bodies<br>pressed against the figure<br>of their deaths.<br>We haven't spoken<br>for an hour. Your last<br>word digs holes in the air and<br>hangs.<br><br>Beneath this weight, Father,<br>tell me I'm lighter than light,<br>that my love for you outruns<br>the spinning lance<br>of hate.<br><br>If I could speak,<br>I'd tell you it doesn't matter<br>how hate is as strong<br>as the other, how quickly<br>exchanged for love,<br>just as pure in its origin.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:15:27 +0000 Zan Bockes 5705 at "The Velocity of Love"