Walt Whitman lived for 22 years in Brooklyn, and the city exerted a powerful influence on his poetry, especially “Leaves of Grass.”
Donald Hall says he can’t write poetry any more. His new “Selected Poems” demonstrates the sufficiency of what he’s written.
Author David Orr argues that “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is both the best known and most misunderstood American poem.
Reading “The Bridge” by Hart Crane is an exploration into the love for the literature of Realism and Modernism – and the reasons for that love.
“A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country” by Daniel Bowman Jr.is a beautiful collection, poems of quiet, reflection, and memory.
It’s National Poetry Month, and all month long, we want to see your poetry jeans. Get featured, shared, or even published in our e-book? It could happen.
“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey is a story of point-counterpoint of nature and technology, and the bargain we make between them.
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.
William Stafford had a unique poetic voice that transcended literary movements. “Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems” provides a window into that voice.
Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.
We found poetry in our own community, both formal and informal, historical and contemporary. And we found it at the Tavern of Fine Arts.
Brought from the old world, our traditional ballads have grown deep American roots. Join us this week for an All-American poetry prompt.
Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.
Comparing two poems – one by Robert Frost and one by Wendell Berry – allows insights into the minds of both poets we might not have otherwise.
Kathryn Neel’s post features Jake Adam York’s poem ‘United States of Barbecue’ and a delicious lemon barbecue sauce recipe coaxed from a secretive chef.
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost helped define poetry for millions of American Baby Boomers. It is still influential today.
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother’s recipe for perogies with Philip Levine’s poem ‘The Simple Truth’
Poet Scott Edward Anderson pays homage to both his fiance and Maya Angelou by pairing the poem “Phenomenal Woman” with the comfort food of a Spoon Roast.
A conversation about a work assignment leads to a discussion of the inherent value and worth of people and work – an example of poetry at work.
Cat poetry has been around for a long time. And why not? Cats are just so intriguing!