As a National Student Poet, Michaela Coplen has a goal “to spread appreciation of poetry at all levels…to encourage people to make poetry a part of their daily lives, reading, writing, or listening to one poem a day.”
National Student Poet: Michaela Coplen (Part I): Connecting with Poetry
National Student Poet Michaela Coplen noticed the voice of the military family in literature was absent. “I’ve always wanted to help fill that void.”
Interview with Poet Patty Paine (Part 2): Poetry Can Save You
Poet Patty Paine confides that “poetry, the reading and the writing of it, has saved my life.”
Interview with Poet Patty Paine (Part 1): Write Fearlessly
“[H]aving a routine is necessary. There’s a difference between committing to a set period of time to write and needing the universe to align in order to write.” ~ Patty Paine
Image-ine Poetry: “Girl in Street” by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Writing poetry from art ignites creativity. For this Image-ine exercise, join Maureen Doallas as she responds to Lisa Hess Hesselgrave’s “Girl in Street.”
Top 100 FedEx Small Biz Contest Finalists Poems
The top 100 FedEx Small Business contest winners are in. And they are looking marvelously poetic. (Amusement at no extra charge.)
Image-ine Poetry: “Plywood Archer #1” by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Writing poetry from art ignites creativity. For this Image-ine exercise, join Maureen Doallas and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, as they aim high with their art.
Image-ine Poetry: “Jumprope, Pink Room” by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Writing poetry from art ignites creativity. For this Image-ine exercise, ponder children and a jump rope with poet Maureen Doallas and artist Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.
Image-ine Poetry: “Hot Sky” by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Join Maureen Doallas in this Image-ine Poetry creative writing exercise based on “Hot Sky, ” a painting by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.
Image-ine Poetry: “Bedsheet” by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Writing poetry from art ignites creativity and helps you become a better writer. Join Maureen Doallas in this Image-ine exercise based on “Bedsheet, ” a painting by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Maureen Doallas takes us on a tour of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
Storm King Art Center
Take a walking tour with Maureen Doallas through the grounds of the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.
Top 10 Poetry Sites to Follow for National Poetry Month
Who to follow for National Poetry Month (and maybe all year long). The best in poetry sites.
Textures, Details, Angles: Interview with Photographer Claire Burge
Maureen Doallas interviews photographer Claire Burge on the importance of visual observation and the way her photography helps her write in vivid detail.
Image-ine: Warrior Canoe by Holly Friesen
Maureen Doallas pairs her poem ‘A Ladder Our Boat’ with Holly Friesen’s ‘Warrior Canoe’ in our latest Image-ine feature.
Writing with Your Senses: Interview with Bird Listener Heidi Betts
What the best writers know and master: good prose and poetry are made of concrete images drawn in specific detail. Writing with that level of detail means noticing even the tiniest, most subtle things. And that takes engaging your senses. Maureen Doallas interviews bird listener Heidi Betts about the power of observation.
Image-ine: Jewel of Winter
Maureen Doallas and Kelly Sauer turn up a sweet, juicy bit of visual poetry together.
Image-ine: Paired Off
Artist Evy Lareau and poet Maureen Doallas pair off to produce a lovely piece of visual poetry.
In the Midst of Tragedy, Art Heals: Interview with Lisa Wayman
Registered nurse Lisa Wayman is board-certified in advanced holistic nursing, which, in simplest terms, is a relationship-based way to care for the ill that is grounded in the philosophy that a patient becomes well when the whole person — body, mind, spirit — is treated and healed. In practice, a holistic nurse “partners” with a […]
Image-ine: Red Shoes
A girl can dream of stepping out on the High Road, a flame in heels that’ll steel no beau’s heart. What laces each ankle in place she’ll turn to take his fancy and he, blood pressure rising, will let her lead and whirl. “Red Shoes, ” acrylic on board, by Nicola Slattery. Used with permission. […]