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Native Air

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Poetry Prompt: Native Air

1 Comment 30 March 2015

Explore a bit more closely, the atmosphere you call home. Join our community for this week's poetry prompt. Share, read, and be inspired.

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Art, Books, Poems, poems about writing, poetry, poetry reviews, Poets

Poets and Poems: Brian Felsen and “Female Figure (Possibly Venus)”

1 Comment 24 March 2015

"Female Figure (Possibly Venus)" by Brian Felsen is a collection of twenty-two poems that explores love, relationships and the artistic imagination.

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Books, Indian Poetry, Poems, poetry, poetry reviews, Poets

Poets and Poems: The Great Indian Poetry Collective

4 Comments 17 March 2015

The Great Indian Poetry Collective is a new literary venture specializing in new poetry from India. Two of its poetry collections show how.

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air, breath, wind

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Photo Play 2: Air, Breath, Wind

21 Comments 16 March 2015

We invite you to explore the photographs shared by our community & write a poem inspired by what you see. Drift with the breeze & join us for Photo Play 2.

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Top 10 Dip Into Poetry Lines

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Top 10 ‘Dip Into Poetry’ Lines

2 Comments 12 March 2015

We've been taking a daily "dip into poetry" sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter. Come discover the power of a single line.

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Poets and Poems: Claudia Rankine and “Citizen”

11 Comments 10 March 2015

The poems by Claudia Rankine in "Citizen" startle and confront. They challenge ways of being, thought, interactions between people. And what all of this means in the context of skin color.

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wind, air, breath

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Photo Play: Air, Breath, Wind

32 Comments 09 March 2015

Everything needs a little room to breathe. Join us as we explore air, breath, wind. It's time for Photo Play!

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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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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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Americana Poems, book reviews, Books, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Poems, poetry, poetry news, poetry reviews, Poets

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

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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: 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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Nature Poems, Poems, poetry, poetry news, poetry reviews, Poets

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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Whether or not you end up enjoying the form poem, we've seen the value of building your skills through writing in form.

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