Poetry at Work, by Glynn Young. Foreword by Scott Edward Anderson. The first in our new Masters in Fine Living series. The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a whole life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs read, write, live, play, learn, or grow, […]
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I’ve spent most of life in words, but only in the summer of 2009 did I find myself writing poetry, seriously. My background: I’ve worked in corporate public affairs most of my life, except for a nine-month stint for an urban school district. I read a lot and I bike a lot. You can find out more […]
If you read ‘Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl’ before 1998, you haven’t read the most complete version. Join us as we discuss the least-known parts of the world’s best-known diary.
Robert Crawford’s “Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land, ” is a wonderfully in-depth biography of the early years of the 20th century’s major poet.
We announce the winner of the giveaway for “Prayers of a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Glynn Young reviews Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Prayers of a Young Poet, ” a wonderfully engaging collection, adding new insight to both the man and his poetry.
Where does poetry come from? Anywhere we allow ourselves to find it.
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.
Where have you seen poetry at work? Thanks to Nancy Franson and Michelle Ortega, we spotted Glynn Young’s “Poetry at Work” around New York City.
What could be less poetic than corporate restructuring? In this week’s discussion of Glynn Young’s Poetry at Work, we consider the poetry of layoffs.
In Poetry at Work, Glynn Young asks if work can have beauty. Some work seems to be the very spot where beauty expired. And yet, it’s there, if one looks.
We begin our book club discussion of Glynn Young’s “Poetry at Work” with a look at The Poetry of the Workspace.
Our upcoming book club discussion of Glynn Young’s new book, Poetry at Work, comes just in time to celebrate Poetry at Work Day.
What are we reading at Tweetspeak Poetry? Catch up on the top posts from last month (or so). Featuring Glynn Young, Charity Singleton Craig, The Unknown Contributor, Julie L. Moore, Nancy Franson, and more.
Fortune 500 professional Glynn Young pinpoints almost the exact time he became aware that poetry inhabited his work. He was a corporate speechwriter…
Glynn Young reflects on a particular kind of resolution, the kind that comes from commitment and determination–the kind that created Tweetspeak Poetry.
It’s not a new thing for a poet to take common everyday things, the riffraff of our lives, and use them to signify or explain something larger. Glynn Young reviews Stephen Cushman’s “Riffraff: Poems” with special attention to the unique ways Cushman makes something of the riffraff.
“Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind / cannot bear very much reality.” Glynn Young recalls his first reading of Four Quartets, which T.S. Eliot wrote over six years, the last three poems during the London Blitz.
Glynn Young tells the story of acclaimed poet Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate, who spent most of his working career in the insurance industry.
Glynn Young announces a winner for the free copy of Kristin LeMay’s “I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson.”