Poets and Poems considers Dave Malone’s View from the North Ten, which uses a Rothko painting to evoke what exists in the land and heart of the Ozarks.
Night poetry can be the poetry of promise. In the darkness, we can focus on what is most pressing, we can dream, we can make promises to ourselves or others
Try your hand at a night poem that easily captures the ambiguity of darkness, simply by virtue of its form.
Did Jane Austen play video games? Did William Carlos Williams really eat the plums? Did Ben Franklin think flying was useful? It’s another week of the best in poetry and poetic things: Our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Night poetry easily lends itself to being love poetry. Like Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty.”
Poets House is a place of reclamation, of your past and of your future.
Today, Poets and Poems highlights Christopher Reid’s “A Scattering, ” a remarkable series of poems that helped him deal with the death of his wife.
Poets and Poems looks at “Poems to Elsi” by R.S. Thomas, which provides insight into the Thomas marriage of more than 50 years.
Ghazal poetry was traditionally a sung form, invoking other traditional symbols like the gazelle. Invoke an old song image for your own?
Seth Haines tries his hand at penning a ghazal, a form of poetry that’s new to him, and finds himself sinking into its rhythms.
The title of a poem sets the stage. In today’s post we break down how changing a title could create an entirely different poem, plus feature 9 more poems with make-or-break titles.
Poets and Poems highlights “New Light for the Old Dark” by Sam Willetts, which combines individual and family history for an effect both personal and universal.
Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry jam on Twitter used Ted Kooser’s “The Poetry Home Repair Manual” for prompts — with some surprising results.
Tattoo poetry is permanent poetry—captured by the body that bears it. There’s a sense in which it is locked in time and form, much the way the painted Greek lovers were perpetually locked to the vase in “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
Get inked with your author; give us a poem that tells the tale.
What makes for funny poems? Maybe the same things that make any writing funny. Enjoy a laugh and these ten funny poems.
Have you ever opened a can, only to find something unexpected? Now’s your chance.
Every weekday morning, we send a carefully-chosen poem, along with beautiful artwork, out to eagerly awaiting inboxes around the world. Here are our top recent Every Day Poems.
Rock music contains poetry, as do the instruments and voices that speak it. Jethro Tull’s “Acres Wild” shows us the way.
Rock ‘n roll poetry prompt takes you back to the car, the basement, or even the closet.