In “Cain: Poems,” British poet Luke Kennard has brought the biblical character of Cain into contemporary life, with funny and poignant results.
Today is Random Acts of Poetry Day. Make a conscious decision to share a little random poetry in your world today. We could all use such an act of kindness.
Filled with flashes of deep insight, “Phases” by poet Mischa Willett covers subjects as diverse as classical antiquity and old girlfriends.
Dave Malone may write about his beloved Missouri Ozarks, but the poems he writes are universal, and about family, friends, and geography.
“The Seasons of Cullen Church” by Bernard O’Donoghue is moving and soul-searching, an exploration of the memories that make a life.
Jacob Polley’s poetry collection “Jackself” won the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for 2016, and it’s a work filled with folklore, childhood, and imagination.
“Deep Lane” by Mark Doty includes nine poems with the title of “Deep Lane, ” and creates a sense of emotional if not physical distance.
Collections by Sandee Gertz Umbach and Lori Lamothe demonstrate how poets shape their words and images to communicate what inspires them.
Megan Willome’s reading of Rita Dove’s Thomas and Beulah is a reminder that sometimes the moments that change us most aren’t the ones that make the news.
Part 2 of Tweetspeak’s recent poetry party on Twitter was guided by prompts from “The Odyssey” by Homer, and 10 would-be Homers produced some epic poems.
“The Odyssey” by Homer provided the prompts for Tweetspeak’s recent poetry party on Twitter, and 10 would-be Homers wrote their own epic poems.
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? Laura Lynn Brown offers a warm reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and Thanksgiving recipes.
Charity Singleton Craig goes out with a plan to spread poetry around her community and is thwarted by 20 scurrying chipmunks.
Our celebration of Random Acts of Poetry Day was full of random poetic expressions popping up everywhere from cupcakes to the courthouse.
It’s Random Acts of Poetry Day, a day devoted to painting poetry in the public square. Share some poetry with your world (and make it better).
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.
Cars mean more than transportation or the sum of their parts. They are image, and they are the memories we make in them. Here are 10 great car and truck poems.
We enjoy a daily sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter, inviting you to dip into poetry with us. Check our our favorite 10 lines from the last few months.