If the work comes to the artist and says, “Here I am, serve me,” then the job of the artist, great or small, is to serve.

–Madeleine L’Engle, from Walking on Water

Welcome to the poetry corner of Literary Life, where we dive a bit deeper into themes explored by the Book Club. This is where we get to map the raggedy edges of the text, hover in the margins, trip the line fantastic. In other words, only those things suited for a poem – that’s what you’ll find in this space.