“And After All” by Rhina Espaillat is about all of our relationships, all of our interiors, the things that make our lives meaningful and important.
“Your Daughter’s Country” by poet John Dorsey takes readers back to their childhoods, and to the relatives and other people who were considered “characters.”
The poems of “Otherworld, Underworld, Prayer Porch” by David Bottoms reach back to the people and stories that shape our minds and hearts.
In her new poetry collection “No Such Thing as Distance,” what matters most to Karen Paul Holmes, both in her head and her heart, is family.
Pick your chair, have a seat and write some poetry with us about life around the family table. There are plenty of stories to share.
Our fathers are an important part of who we have become. This is not lost on poets, as many have written poems on fatherhood. Come along with us and read some poetry about fathers, then write your own heartfelt or hilarious poem.
Siblings have their own system of organization and some argue that it shapes many of their characteristics. Consider this an opportunity to have fun and write some silly sibling poetry. We won’t tattle on you.
While we are often audience to the peculiarities or bizarre habits of the relatives, an opportunity to write a limerick about them might only come once in a lifetime. Here’s your chance.
In “Hagar Poems, ” poet Mohja Kahf tells and retells the biblical story of Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah, weaving threads between ancient and contemporary times.
You have poetry questions. We have (some) poetry answers—and questions of our own. Join our latest discussion about poetry taboo words!
Thanksgiving, it seems, is at much an act of memory as of the present moment, a time of reflection. At least to hear Emily Dickinson tell it.
In the latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Megan D. Willome shares her Christmas tradition of eating enchiladas and drinking Topo Chico mineral water.
In her latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Monica Sharman discusses her nostalgia for the mango and shares a recipe for mango mousse.
Poets and poems: Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to receive the Pulitzer Prize, wrote about the people she knew and the history always with us.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Up today, “What Lives in the Wake of Our Sleep.”
Our poetry classroom is a wonderful way to discuss and enjoy poems, with published poets and teachers. Up today: Dona Nobis Pacem.
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday, and if your Christmas calls for a small apology, perhaps a Christmas poem would do.
Try your hand at a night poem that easily captures the ambiguity of darkness, simply by virtue of its form.
Thanksgiving poems, from gratitude to the table. This one has its share of both.
Poets and Poems looks at “The Custom House” by Andrew Motion, which examines many facets of war and suggests a common impact on the people involved, regardless of location or era.