Today's Featured Poet

Noah Buchholz

Noah Buchholz is professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Bethel College in Indiana. He is a Certified Deaf Interpreter and travels internationally performing and presenting about Deaf culture and Deaf theology.

That night the moon rose
in the window. Its light
touched the pane and spread
over the floor. The girls
climbed out of their beds
and gathered in the glow,
where their hands came alive.
Their chatter filled their chests...

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