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.
The disenchantment of the acting life sends Richard Maxson toward the greater question of what will really bring him happiness.
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.
Go ahead, admit that sometimes poetry (and poets) can be a little weird. And then read a poem anyway. Our Joy of Poetry book club continues.
Poet and teacher Mark Yakich takes a serious and irreverent look at reading and writing poetry in “Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide.”
Poetry collections by Elizabeth Onusko and Athena Kildegaard show how poetry can diagnose society’s illnesses and problems.
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!
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.
British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the first woman to hold the post, writes powerful and beautiful poetry.
We’ll be accepting Megan Willome’s invitation to experience The Joy of Poetry with our new book club beginning May 4.
“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.