Illustrator Hasani Browne grew up on an island before moving to Brooklyn (on Long Island). Both places inspire her art in their own ways!
Why write a pantoum? Poet Marjorie Maddox shares her reasons, on the wings of poetry and song.
Put a little song—and a little Spanish—in your heart with these books based on Latino nursery rhymes from Canticos.
Maureen Doallas concludes her interview with Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Maureen Doallas continues her interview with Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Meet Fred Foote, retired Navy Medical Corps physician who served in the 2003 Iraq War and currently leads the Warrior Poetry Project in Bethesda, Maryland.
Meet our new witty and warm Gold Partner, Laura Lynn Brown and learn a few secrets about writing inspiration and why you might want to be a partner too.
Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison doesn’t want poets to make a living writing poetry. Find out why in Maureen Doallas’s final interview segment.
“Most adults have suffered from ‘imaginal abuse, ‘” says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas’s interview with the Colorado poet laureate.
“If we taught poetry as a way of knowing, students wouldn’t have to ask why they should study it.” Maureen Doallas interviews Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.
Bellevue Literary Press was born out of the “exceptional belief that literature should have a home in a medical school.” Maureen Doallas interviews publisher Erika Goldman.
National Student Poet Louis Lafair discusses the influences of his poetry, and his vision for experiencing poetry in the 21st century.
National Student Poet Louis Lafair reveals his early introduction to poetry, his favorite poets and why he reads them, and what he discovers in poetry.
Appreciating poets and poems even more by reading Seamus Heaney’s “Opened Ground” alongside Frank O’Driscoll’s “Stepping Stones, ” whose interviews add depth to the poems.
Maureen Doallas interviews photographer Claire Burge on the importance of visual observation and the way her photography helps her write in vivid detail.
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.
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 […]
Figurative painter Evy Lareau is an art instructor at a correctional facility. She got the job after responding to a help-wanted ad. She’s worked as an art therapist (she has a master’s degree in art therapy), case manager, and art teacher in residential treatment centers and specialized schools, as well as public schools, around the […]
Our latest title, The Whipping Club, by Deborah Henry, was recently chosen as an Oprah Summer Read. In a nice convergence, one of our favorite people at one of our favorite organizations interviewed Deborah the same week the Oprah news released. So get ready for a little delight and a few apple trees in Ireland… […]
Interview with Virginia poet laureate Kelly Cherry.