For the “track folk who just love the smell of Ethanol” and the “parade wavers” and “hot dog chompers,” Hoosier poet Adam Henze becomes the first official poet of the Indy 500 on its 100th run.
We’re extending The Joy of Poetry Book Club comment box with a group Poetry Buddy experience reading poems together. Join us.
Charles Sorley (1895-1915) was a poet whose “When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead” was one of the best-known poems of World War I.
Poets have forever been writing about the night, both those things that go bump and the things that delight. Enjoy a sampling in this collection of 10 great night poems.
Like Kipling’s lullaby, a poem that acknowledges the terrors of the night can help disarm them. Our discussion of Megan Willome’s The Joy of Poetry continues, with a look at poetry and dreams.
Poets Kelly Hansen Maher and Heather Derr-Smith write about lives as women, one on miscarriages and the other on relationships.
We enjoy a daily sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter, inviting you to dip into poetry with us. Check out our favorite 10 lines from the last few months.
Poet and teacher Mark Yakich takes a serious and irreverent look at reading and writing poetry in “Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide.”
Megan Willome says she’d tell her 13-year-old self to stick with poetry. Tell us about your 13-year-old self in our Joy of Poetry book club.
Tired after National Poetry Month? Relax with a soft, fluffy pillow and share the joy of poetry. It’s Poem on Your Pillow Day!
As Poem on Your Pillow Day approaches, we’ve rounded up 10 great Pillow Poems so you can bring the joy of poetry to someone you love.
Charity Singleton Craig meets Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner and considers how to make poetry more accessible to more people.
“Ozone Journal’ by Peter Balakian, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, challenges, provokes, and helps us to see in a different light.
It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day. What better way to celebrate than with one of these 10 great pocket poets (and their poems) in your pocket.
Part of the joy of poetry is the delight of surprise, and what better surprise than to find a poem on your pillow. Poem on Your Pillow Day is coming May 3.
“The Joy of Poetry” by Megan Willome tells the story of her mother and herself, what poetry can do in a person’s life, and what it does in all of our lives.
How many poems would a woodchuck write if a woodchuck could write poems? We have ten great poems about wood to make any woodchuck smile.
Enjoy an excerpt of the newest title from T. S. Poetry Press, The Joy of Poetry: How to Keep, Save & Make Your Life with Poems, by Megan Willome.