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Poetry in Public: The Poet as ‘Unacknowledged Legislator’

18 Comments 04 March 2015

When did poetry become a private pursuit? Charity Singleton Craig explores the role of poetry in changing public discourse.

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Poets and Poems: Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones

1 Comment 03 March 2015

Two finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones, have produced poems of music, remembrance and pain.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 26 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Poets and Poems: Christian Wiman and “Once in the West”

5 Comments 24 February 2015

Christian Wiman grew up in West Texas, and the poems of his "Once in the West" reflect that upbringing and geography.

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Top Ten Fairy Tale Poems

11 Comments 19 February 2015

From Cinderella to Midas, Rumpelstiltskin to Red Riding Hood, we've gathered up a basket full of ten great Fairy Tale Poems to skip through the woods with.

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Poets and Poems: Jake Adam York and “Abide”

4 Comments 17 February 2015

Published posthumously, "Abide" is Jake Adam York's continued memorial to the 126 people who died from 1954 to 1968 in the civil rights movement.

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The Best in Poetry: Top Ten Poetic Picks

4 Comments 12 February 2015

Writing your way to a better life, Langston doodles, literary restaurant reviews and becoming mermaids. It's our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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Poets and Poems: Dave Malone’s “O: Love Poems from the Ozarks”

6 Comments 10 February 2015

These love poems by Dave Malone are part of the geography of the Ozarks, and the interior geography of a profound, passionate love.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 05 February 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Poets and Poems: Louise Gluck and “Faithful and Virtuous Night”

11 Comments 03 February 2015

"Faithful and Virtuous Night," the latest poetry collection by Louise Gluck, gives us 24 poems that seem to be small, beautiful movies.

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Love Poems: Roses Are Red

89 Comments 29 January 2015

With Valentine's Day approaching, discover the history of the "Roses are red" poem and reimagine it with us—maybe even as a sestina—in our new Roses are Red Poetry Prompt.

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Poets and Poems: David Harsent and “Fire Songs”

12 Comments 27 January 2015

"Fire Songs" by David Harsent, winner of the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for best poetry collection in the U.K., is poetry at its most stunning and arresting.

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Poets and Poems: Hugo Williams and “I Knew the Bride”

11 Comments 20 January 2015

British poet Hugo Williams has written a painful and beautiful collection of poems with "I Knew the Bride." These are poems with the immediacy of mortality.

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Top Ten Favorites from Poetry at Work Day 2015

8 Comments 15 January 2015

As our third annual celebration of Poetry at Work Day concludes, we give you our top ten highlights, 47 tweets at a time.

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Today is Poetry at Work Day!

19 Comments 13 January 2015

Today is Poetry at Work Day, and Tweetspeak Poetry, and its co-sponsors Slice Magazine and Scratch Magazine, invite you to celebrate the day with us.

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Twitter Poems: Top Ten Poetic Tweets

2 Comments 08 January 2015

Looking for poetry on Twitter? Look no further than our latest Top Ten Poetic Tweets, featuring some of the best Twitter poems we've seen lately.

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Edvard Munch – Poet?

7 Comments 06 January 2015

Edvard Munch is known for his paintings, especially "The Scream." But he was also a poet, and wrote many entries in his private journals in poetic form.

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Poets and Poems: William Stafford and “Ask Me”

3 Comments 30 December 2014

William Stafford had a unique poetic voice that transcended literary movements. "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems" provides a window into that voice.

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The Gift of a Day: Poetry Prompt

1 Comment 25 December 2014

On a day like Christmas, gifts are the center, and ultimately can act as symbols of the deeper gift of sacred space and sharing.

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Learning about Christmas Poems

16 Comments 23 December 2014

Poets over the ages have written Christmas verse, but some Christmas poems turn out to be written by someone else! Includes great Christmas poem examples.

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