"Poems for the Moment" is a series of short pieces -- poems by North Dakota poets that we invited to share poems reflecting the current moment -- some of them newly written, some poems they already had that were appropriate. Two Poet Laureates (Larry Woiwode of North Dakota and Debra Marquart of Iowa) are among the eleven poets who share their works. They are gathered together here.
Then, they are followed by highlights from the North Dakota winner and finalists from the 2021 Poetry Out Loud competition. High school students perform poems by recognized writers.