Poetry Information

Poetry Information

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?


Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the numerous meanings of the lines, the crisply made references, the brilliance of the images, and the complexity of the sound, rhythm and structure of the verse demands attention and experience.

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)


The following two poems, one in English, the other in English and Spanish were done during this ongoing trip in Peru, while in Lima, although the poem concerning: Chan Chan was oriinally started last year,while at the ancient site in Northern Peru, it was just finished recently.The Gorriones of LimaIt is fall all around me-The Gorriones are swimming in the air Underneath the Lima skyAs if-, if fish could fly?Summer has gone its wayIt is fall again I say! The birds-, they just walk on byLooking, as if, if on parade-AndThe world keeps spinning;They just do not see it Until the hour comes?When the sun goes down!?When,Things get a little dim;Yet the Gorriones keep on swimming Gracefully, swimming, in the wind-Under the Lima sky? .

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)


Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .

I Saw the Universe


I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the indigo of the nightI can see the stars wink, the grin of the moonDuring the changes of it's monthly face**I am in awe**I see the sun on it's annual trekAlternately awakening the life in the earthAnd then fading away to allow it to sleepUntil the next spring**I am told the Universe is "out there"Beyond those stars, moon and sun,Yet the power of what I can seeIs a fathoming beyond my comprehension**I am in awe**"Out there" no time, no seasons passNo sense of age, hatred or loss existOnly the infinity0f the Universe**What IS "out there"?What IS the Universe that has no end?What IS the power that creates all this?I want to see it too**And then I remember..

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]


English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost in the grottos of Peru- By the hills of Huancayo Black Poncho was given A treasure of gold?; By none other than, Demonic goblins!?in the form of scorching fruit; Hence, Black Poncho fooled The goblins of oldBy using his poncho to pull The sizzling golden fruit Through the Andes to Lima, Peru!?Henceforward, he was swindled By a jeweler of dire repute. Thus, his life changed (as so often they do); And now he lives with: Thirty-five dogs, on San Cosme Hill.

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain


I am among those who know that one never recovers from the loss of one deeply loved. We come to accept the death and adjust our lives - rather begrudingly, but we do not recover, we survive.

Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article


Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard the crackling of wood, and I noticed the Lord God had made men of wood, and fire came from his mouth.Then the wind poured its grief upon us-over our sins; and I heard the words for the seventh time, "Go to the mountains!"Foolish people of this land pray and understand-for He cometh! Thereof, toss yourself to thy knees, for the roar of rebellious men will bleed: black blood, through the vines of Jeremiah.

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem


The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked back at him, I found an incubus Shinning a light(and stole this poem from him-last night).Thoughts: Dreams and Poetry: in dreams we let go of our inhibitions; in poetry we write them back out.

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]


Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's nearby volcano, Vesuvius, some two-thousand years ago in the heyday of the Roman Empire, what was left of the city were mostly ashes of stone from an unleashing furnace; it is hard to imagine what the people went through (none, not one person survived). I can only guess from the looks of the city today, and in its early excavations, its people were baked alive or asleep, like pottery.

A Ship to Remember


Hammers. Timbers.

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]


Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name, so they Called him Quetzalcatl-feather Serpent He and his crew of nineteen: faces Strange faces, images of a prince, a lord: King of the Yucatan in the year 986 ADHe was a tall man; long cloths, sandals; White as day, with a long beard, black hair. Some say red: some don't say? But they called him priest, Lord, king Amongst many things: god!.

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]


Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part poem By Dennis L. SilukI had went to Vietnam at the age of 23 [1971], and it was most interesting, there were 205,000 troops there when I arrived.

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND


Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island, reflects tender snapshots and reminiscent overviews of various stages of his life as a youngster working on a farm in New Jersey, summer vacations spent with his family in Northern Vermont, and his positive stance on life.

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta


Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th Century. From an early age he expressed an interest in spirituality and later in life Kamalakanta received initiation into Tantric Yoga from a Tantric yogi named Kenaram Bhattacharya.

Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan


Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over the AndesBy Huancayo-;They know a legend,Not of this earth,Where evil lurks(Over Palla-Huarcuan!..

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The Best Poetry of 2018  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.


Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night  The Michigan Daily

You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a ...


Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.  The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.


Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs  Forbes

Monday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...


Poetry is like second nature | Lifestyles  PostBulletin.com

Fans of Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, even Richard Brautigan or Ernest Hemingway may find a familiar and comforting voice in that of Rochester poet Justin ...


Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift  NPR

Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...


Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018  The Spinoff

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Victoria University Press, ...


Reader's View: Mad president prompts poetry  Duluth News Tribune

My condolences to President Donald Trump, for as poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow aptly observed, "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.


CASC hosts 19th annual senior poetry festival  SILive.com

This year, 102 seniors submitted poems for the festival, which took place in the old Bermuda Inn in Rossville.


Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry  NPR

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...


Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...


Robin Robertson: ‘Writing poetry has very little to do with the intellect’  The Guardian

The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.


Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst  Vulture

Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem “Gun Metal.” It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.


Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry  Idaho Statesman

An Oklahoma woman is expressing herself through poetry.


On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.


Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale  San Francisco Chronicle

Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, “We Play a Game” (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...


Little Jana’s tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize  Daily Telegraph

Jana Karkar's little brother Mohammed was so wanted and loved, even before he was born, that Jana and her mother Iman spent hours discussing what he ...


Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...


Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build  The Guardian

Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal.


Scholar Unearths Trove of Anne Sexton's Forgotten Early Works  Smithsonian.com

Sixty years after their initial publication, five unheralded early writings by confessional poet Anne Sexton are back in the spotlight. The lost works—a quintet of ...


Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children  The Guardian

Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘Estelle’  The Spokesman-Review

Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine. Among the many fine ...


Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips  Arizona Daily Star

Bruce Pascoe dives into former Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne's plan at Alabama, Dave Heeke's long trip and the Crimson Tide's frequent trip to the free ...


Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry  Alaska Public Radio Network

How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...


Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets?  The New York Times

In her new film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...


Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,...  Duluth News Tribune

A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...


Sewing for a cause:Christian Women's Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church helps community, church  Terrell Tribune

Nestled inside Poetry United Methodist Church in Terrell on each Wednesday of the month is a hard working group of women who have gathered together to ...


Poetry for people who hate poetry  The Clermont Sun

This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it begins—only that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry…


National Career Development announces poetry, art contest  The Sabetha Herald Inc.

The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry ...


Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair?  wgbh.org

Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada Limón, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."


MSNBC's Brian Williams: Your Go-to Guy for 11th Hour Poetry, Rambling  The Cheat Sheet

MSNBC's Brian Williams does the news like no one else. Here's a look at the good, the bad, and the unintentionally hilarious from 2 years of 'The 11th Hour.'


Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history  St. Louis Public Radio

Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...


Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing  KQED

It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...


Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry  Athol Daily News

WINCHENDON — A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...


Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in  Bustle

Consider those sophisticated people in your life for whom purchasing a gift is always a source of anxiety. The art-lover with a keen and discerning eye; the ...


Berkeley’s beloved ‘Bubble Lady’ poet dies  The Mercury News

BERKELEY — Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.


Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage  Statesman Journal

Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.


MTN Brings Back Made in Nigeria Poetry Show - Nigerian Entertainment Today  Nigerian Entertainment Today

Ikemesit Effiong · Save. Read more. The Made in Nigeria Poetry show is returning to Lagos this December. The show, which has met with critical acclaim, has ...


Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library  Boulder Weekly

Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form — such as , a tercet , perhaps —. where this ...


Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz  Forbes

On her new recording, “The Book of Longing,” Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...


Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal – and here's how to fix it  The Globe and Mail

Plagiarism scandals seem to be popping up more frequently in poetry than in any other genre. Every week there is incontrovertible proof that some poet has ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘The Girl from Panama’ by Clemens Starck  The Spokesman-Review

Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...


US poet laureate to do readings in Lafourche Parish  Houma Courier

It's not every day that the official poet of the United States of America comes to your backyard.Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, will be ...


Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67  The New York Times

Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...


Poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection 'soars,' says NYT  Northwestern University NewsCenter

Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection is receiving rave reviews. The two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the ...


Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one?  The Guardian

Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' – but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.


The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother  Des Moines Register

At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did — and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.


Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor  Publishers Weekly

Maya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...


A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets  Bustle

Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...


I Name This Body MINE poetry night in Ann Arbor on Dec. 15  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Dec. 15, the Neutral Zone will present the I Name This Body MINE poetry event at the Michigan League Mendelssohn Theater from 7 to ...


Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review – powerful, emotional poetry  The Guardian

Amid a rap culture of sprawling albums with cosmopolitan beats that hop between country and style, Earl Sweatshirt's third album initially seems as modest as its ...


News Poetry: How to Love a Monster  The Colorado Independent

It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...


Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family  Minneapolis Star Tribune

POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.


Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest In Chatham, Madison  Chatham, NJ Patch

Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest - Chatham, NJ - The Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams is taking submissions from Dec. 13 through ...


'I'm tired of grieving': Afghan policewomen turn to poetry for solace  Stars and Stripes

The policewomen pen verses about the stresses of life — war, terrorism and the difficulties of being a woman in the male-dominated country.


When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry  Sojourners

Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...


Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


ICM Partners Signs Poet-Performer Rupi Kaur  Deadline

Rupi Kaur, whose self-published book of poetry Milk and Honey became a New York Times bestseller, has signed with ICM Partners.


Column | The Poetry of Reality  Daily Californian

Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation.


Best books of 2018: Poetry  Financial Times

The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRP£9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...


The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting – Birthday special  Cinestaan.com

Dilip Kumar s brilliant presence on screen owed a great deal to his constant education in literature poetry and the Urdu and Hindi languages On his 96th ...


Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...


The Archive's poetry reading showcases students' literary talents  Duke Chronicle

One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain ...


Grafton teacher and former student win national poetry prize  Grafton Daily Examiner

A GRAFTON primary school teacher and her former student were brought together in an extraordinary way, with the pair both awarded a national poetry prize.


Poetry on a Budget  New York Times

In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.


The Poetry of Rhina Espaillat  New England Public Radio

Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia's guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke.


Lemn Sissay’s Superkids — can poetry help troubled minds?  Financial Times

“They're thought of as intrinsically bad,” says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...


Press 53 to present poetry, fiction festival | The  Winston-Salem Journal

Press 53 will present the High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction March 22-24 at the Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry St.


American Life in Poetry: ‘Housewife as Poet’ by Sally Van Doren  The Spokesman-Review

Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the ...


'A poet in the world' who's informed by the land  High Country News

Award-winning Diné writer Tacey Atsitty discusses her recent book and the accessibility of poetry today.


It’s All Good: Fine food, wine, friends, poetry and we meet but miss him…  Ukiah Daily Journal

The verbal two-step >> or, “Big, extended weekend for Poetry, Part Two.”–After Thursday's howling Writers Read, Sunday's bi-monthly poetry circle was rich with ...


Henties Bay poet awarded in SA  Namibian

Estelle Rubow is a woman who has always known she'd be a writer. And the day arrived in 2014 when she retired after her first husband died in 2013.


UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming | News  University of Wyoming News

Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State ...


Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost  Illawarra Mercury

I wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heart”.


Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast  The Guardian

On this week's show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores adolescent rites of passage in Playtime.


LCFC Community Trust Launch Premier League Primary Stars Poetry Competition  Leicester City

The Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Challenge has been officially launched by LCFC Community Trust.


A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum  Hyperallergic

This weekend, the Brooklyn Museum will host a Pop-up Poetry event featuring readings by three Cave Canem fellows. Deena ElGenaidiNovember 26, 2018.


Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry  CU Columbia Spectator

Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday ...


Gitta Bernauer Shares Poetry Collection that 'Echoes Through Time'  Broadway World

Drawing inspiration from life, the human spirit and the spiritual realm, Gitta Bernauer offers “Echoes Through Time” (published by Trafford Publishing), ...


Beatnik Jimmy Fallon Poetry-Slams Donald Trump  HuffPost

Take time for this president-blasting rhyme, you dig?


Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!)  LAist

California poet laureate Dana Gioia made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in California. He made most of those trips in his 10-year-old car. (Carla Javier/LAist).


Of bridges and buses: Photographs & poetry from the U.S.-Mexico border  Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawrence Welsh reads from Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 505-986-0151, 5 p.m. ...


Japanese poetry and art blend in a delightfully wonky exhibit at Portland Art Museum  OregonLive.com

"Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art" rewards deep looking and exploration, though its erudition also gets in its way.


Second AAA Poetry Workshop - News  Wellsville Daily Reporter

WELLSVILLE — The second of a series of Poetry Workshops sponsored by the Allegany Arts Association will take place 10 a.m. Saturday at the David A. Howe ...


Amy M. Zeckhauser, 98, community volunteer, artist, poet and outspoken letter writer  Buffalo News

Feb. 15, 1920 – Dec. 8, 2018 Amy M. Zeckhauser wrote a letter to the editor published in The Buffalo News last August after being outraged by a My View write…


Prison Poetry Comes to City O' City This Month  303 Magazine

Unlocked Poetry: Voice + Presence from Prison comes to City O' City this month as a collaborative and interactive art show.


The 5 best poetry collections of 2018  The Washington Post

From the late Ursula K. Le Guin to Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.


Sheffield’s first hip-hop poet laureate: 'gone are the days of tradition'  The Guardian

The poet appointed by lord mayor Magid Magid to champion creative arts wants to change the face of poetry.


Attorney, teacher featured at WNP  Hot Springs Sentinel

Autistic attorney and college writing teacher Signe E. Land will be featured this week at Wednesday Night Poetry at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.


Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers  Jezebel

Earlier this week, Twitter was full of up-and-coming writers celebrating their Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart, which honors works published by small ...


A Fresh Look at How Poets Evolve Over the Course of a Career  The New York Times

In “We Begin in Gladness,” the poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher considers poets from W.S. Merwin to francine j. harris, in light of changes in their language ...


How Poetry Soothed a Nation in Mourning for John F. Kennedy  Smithsonian.com

On that unsettling day 55 years ago this month, the nation began a pageant of tears. President John F. Kennedy was dead of an assassin's bullet.


Street Poetry  North Coast Journal

If not from spotting him around Old Town, you may recognize Bob Hager from his Oct. 26, 2017, Journal cover story "Homeless Survival Guide." Hager is a ...


25 Black Poets You Should Know  Black Excellence

Those two made it on our list, of course, but we also have 23 others that you should get to know (if you don't already). These black poets were not all famous.


One poet’s advice for feeling at home in the unfamiliar  PBS NewsHour

The pages of Jenny Xie's first poetry collection will take you places. Bouncing from Vietnam to New York, reading “Eye Level” feels like leaning your head ...


Poet Danez Smith talks identity, safe spaces and a ‘lush’ new day for poetry  The Seattle Times

Poet and performer Danez Smith takes on police brutality, HIV and racism, while also revealing and imagining worlds where victims of these harms can find joy ...


Planetary Poetry Activity | NASA/JPL Edu  NASA/JPL Edu News

In this cross-curricular STEM and language arts lesson, students learn about planets, stars and space missions and write STEM-inspired poetry to share their ...


UW Researcher Promotes Use Of Poetry In Science  Wyoming Public Media

A paper published in BioScience looks at how poetry can be used to teach scientific concepts and how researchers can use poetry to gain a new perspective.


Tecumseh woman’s poetry an outlet for life experiences  The Daily Telegram

TECUMSEH — Brooke Borton's life is an open book — both literally and figuratively. The Tecumseh resident recently released her second book, a collection of ...


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