Reading poetry can lead to the discovery of other poets and their poetry, such as what happened when other poets led to Norman Nicholson and Frank Stanford.
In times of great change – political, social, economic – we turn to poetry to make sense of what seems nonsensical, to comfort, to explain, says poet Jane Hirshfield.
“Wife,” winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection, challenges our notions of what marriage mean, but ends up reaffirming the idea of commitment.
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing. This month, we’re crafting thank-you’s to potatoes, parsnips, and other root vegetables.
Forward Prize winner Vahni Capildeo and her “Measures of Expatriation” challenge our notions of what a poetry collection is and can be.
Influenced by the American and French revolutions, William Wordsworth wrote poetry that used common language and spoke to feelings and imagination.
Don Paterson is an important voice in British poetry and letters. He writes of both the light and the dark in life and in ourselves.
Get ready for the spookiest Halloween yet with these great tips for writing a Halloween poem from Tania Runyan.
Frank Stanford (1948-1978) embodied William Wordsworth’s “The Child is father of the Man” in both his life and his poetry.
In “Hagar Poems,” poet Mohja Kahf tells and retells the biblical story of Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah, weaving threads between ancient and contemporary times.
Have you tried our 5-day poetry prompt mini-series? We’re featuring 10 of our favorite community contributions based on prompts from How to Write a Poem.
“You Are Here” by Leon Stokesbury combines new poems and previously published poems to provide insight, emotion, and even humor.
In two new poetry collections, poet Jen Karetnick asks us to consider the reality behind what is often invisible, be it illness or climate change.
Songwriter Leonard Cohen is also a poet, and in “Songs and Poems,” he mixes song lyrics with poetry, suggesting there’s little difference.
Is it possible that without science there might be no poetry? Or could the opposite be true? Test the hypothesis with 10 great science poems.
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Longfellow’s “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls.”
A wrong shipment by Amazon turned into a discovery of poet John Holmes (1904-1962), who wrote his own poetry and encouraged other poets.
Tea and poetry go together like sand and surf, like wine and cheese, like Bogey and Bacall. Or is it the other way around? Enjoy these 10 fine tea poems.