Robert Meissner submitted two very different poems, both with their own style. The first entitled “Bleeding Out” uses lyricism to address civil rights issues, while “No One in the Bulrushes” explores the controversy of mining uranium in the Cole Hills of Virginia.

Although these two poems are unique in their style and subject matter, they each present their issues through the point of view of the people directly affected by the debate. In doing so, Meissner has constructed poems that not only draw in the reader with vivid detail and imagery, but that also have the power to potentially reshape opinions on either topic.

View Meissner’s “Bleeding Out” and “No One in the Bulrushes” or view the rest of the poetry on the poetry page.