We asked people to tell us their poetry stories in poems or prose for a National Poetry Month giveaway. Now we’ve put them in a collection as a surprise!
From the first poem that broke her heart, all the way to Tracy K. Smith’s “The Slowdown,” it’s been a fulfilling (and surprising) poetry journey for Karen Paul Holmes.
For Mark Osler, life is not as much about being a poet as it is about having the language and structure that poetry offers.
Enjoy an excerpt of the newest title from T. S. Poetry Press, The Joy of Poetry: How to Keep, Save & Make Your Life with Poems.
Besides all the free National Poetry Month gifts and inspirational invitations, we’ve got a surprise we can’t wait to share with you. The Joy of Poetry.
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.
For some, reading and writing poetry is a way “through the tunnel and back into the light.” Follow Maureen Doallas’ Journey into Poetry.
On a trip to the shopping mall I visit the bookstore and buy my first book: Ariel. A thin paperback. I read it that night. I read it all summer long.
Although fascinated by the written word, Karen Clark convinced herself that becoming a poet was too sacred–an honor to which she could never aspire.
As a young person, Lakin Easterling fell asleep with the dictionary. Today, she shares her Journey Into Poetry.
Richard Maxson kept journals, wrote essays, and penned a couple of one-act plays, but never poetry.
From her gruesome short stories in junior high to three full-length collections, poet and teacher Julie L. Moore shares her journey into poetry.
The athlete of the family lives in the shadow of her brother while secretly dreaming of a writing life of her own.
I learned that through reading, I could, as Emily Dickinson put it, “dwell in possibility.” Poet Daniel Bowman Jr. shares his journey into poetry.
Through a meandering journey into poetry, poet Tara Skurtu discovered that poetry can be just as healing an art as medicine.
Marjorie Maddox was always a bookworm—as a child reading in the branches of trees, upside down on a couch, and, of course, in bed with a flashlight. Follow her Journey into Poetry.
Poetry acknowledged invisible things, the things that haunt us. Amber Haines shares her journey into poetry.
“I used poetry as a way to preserve my privacy and test out my hypotheses of the world. It was my way of encoding my views so no one could tell me my observations of people, places or things were childish, or incorrect.” Kathryn Neel shares her journey into poetry.
Poet Todd Davis shares his journey into poetry, inspired by his father.