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The hives have gotten through another year— I’m sure you’ve heard of the alternative. Buy soon and you can have the Holsteins here. No guarantee of how much milk they’ll give. Tobacco had the soil worn out before Some fallow years and compost brought it back. The orchard yields enough to eat and store, Or […]

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Yoga tape today played fast-forward, then upward- downward– pen in child’s pose. Weeds through cobblestones pulled and piled, blown apart– roots stay in the ground. Dishes in the sink are now scrubbed clean and reused– my hands are busy. My rabbits chase light across the floor of their pen– one slides through the bars. Futile […]

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I grew up in the suburbs of DC, in Vienna, Virginia, and I can remember sitting in my grade school classroom enthralled by the paintings in the textbooks. I felt like I could just look at the pictures and not even have to read the text. I was inspired early, in that way, by visual […]

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This article was selected as a finalist in the 2016 DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge, an annual competition designed to identify and support talented young arts writers. In his early twenties, Jordan Eagles said he tried to donate blood to a blood bank but was turned away. The Food and Drug Administration ban men like Eagles […]

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This article was selected as a finalist in the 2016 DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge, an annual competition designed to identify and support talented young arts writers. It originally appeared in The Diamondback, the University of Maryland’s independent student newspaper. Sidney B. Felsen referred to the pivotal figures of modern art history as he would old friends, recalling […]

About Bourgeon

Bourgeon is a program of the non-profit Day Eight. Day Eight's mission is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects.

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