For Mark Osler, life is not as much about being a poet as it is about having the language and structure that poetry offers.
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.
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.
“Spoon River Anthology” is one of the great works of American literature, and reading it a third time yields new insights.
Marjorie Maddox’s love affair with literature is life-long. “The epiphanies both of youth and old age sprout more often … from something we’ve read.”
For 75 cents, Glynn Young purchases a book of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and considers both the poet and the woman who wrote her name on the inside cover.
We celebrated the fourth annual Take Your Poet to Work Day yesterday and discovered that, in many cases, our Poets Just Want to Have Pun.
In “Mall Flower,” poet and writer Tina Barry combines poetry and short fiction to tell the story of a life – childhood, youth, and adulthood.
Celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day with our free poets coloring book, newly updated for 2016, and let your poet explore your workplace.
Just one more week until Take Your Poet to Work Day. For our final addition to our poet collection for 2016, meet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Can you imagine NBC or Fox holding a vote on America’s favorite poets? The British, however, take their poetry seriously and news coverage of Brexit is no exception.
High school English teacher Joel Jacobson shares his experience teaching a new advanced creative writing class using Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Poem. (Features student poems.)
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet Australian poet and activist Judith Wright.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet English poet Emily Brontë.
Two books on William Blake, “Eternity’s Sunrise” by Leo Damrosch and “Blake: A Biography” by Peter Ackroyd, provide an in-depth look at the artist and poet.
Feeling compelled to write a rondeau? Let our fun Rentrement of Compulsion infographic help get you started and learn how to write a rondeau poem.