Mark Hiskes

Mark Hiskes teaches English at Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan.

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A Poem for Grieving Teachers

by Mark Hiskes 02-23-2018

A woman mourns in front of the fence of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A high school shooting. 17 dead.
Angry white man. Assault rifle.
Broken community. Candle-lit vigils.
Grief. Rage. Hearts. Crosses.

Reading Ayn Rand at the Hospital

by Mark Hiskes 09-01-2012

About love she was all wrong, / the old capitalist, patron saint / of the self-made rich. How well / she misunderstood the paradox deep / as mothers’ grief:

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