In “Felicity,” Mary Oliver includes 18 love poems — something of a surprise for a poet not known for love poetry.
Poets and Poems: Michał Choiński and “Gifts Without Wrapping”
“Gifts Without Wrapping,” a chapbook of poems by Michał Choiński, describes love and desire in the 21st century.
Poets and Poems: Iain Thomas and ‘The Truth of You’
“The Truth of You,” a new poetry collection by writer and poet Iain Thomas, is an affirmation of both love and life.
Poets and Poems: Atticus and ‘The Dark Between Stars’
“The Dark Between Stars: Poems” by the Instagram poet Atticus takes the reader on a visual journey to love lost and love found.
Poets and Poems: S.R. Jakobi and “Antiques & Curios”
The 96 poems of “Antiques & Curios” by S.R. Jakobi tell the story of a love affair between an older man and younger woman, one that continues in memory.
Poets and Poems: Daniel Leach and “Voices on the Wind”
“Voices on the Wind” by poet Daniel Leach is a collection of classical poetry centered in a rich tradition bubbling below the surface of modern poetry.
Poets and Poems: Ollie Bowen and “On the Occasion of a Wedding”
“On the Occasion of a Wedding,” the debut collection by poet Ollie Bowen, celebrates various kinds of love shared by two people.
Gratitude Poetry Prompt: Mystery of Marriage
Author Callie Feyen looks to explain twenty years of marriage as a mysterious – albeit lovely – poem.
“Love Songs”: Claiming Sara Teasdale for St. Louis
Sara Teasdale lived 34 of her 48 years in St. Louis; she was born and buried there, and St. Louis can claim her as one of its own poets.
Poets and Poems: Dave Malone and “You Know the Ones”
Dave Malone may write about his beloved Missouri Ozarks, but the poems he writes are universal, and about family, friends, and geography.
St. Valentine’s Day Story: A Girl, a Priest, and a Letter
St. Valentine’s Day may be a huge industry today, but it started with an imprisoned priest, a young girl, and a letter in ancient Rome.
“Unmarked,” by Dave Malone
Dave Malone contemplates all that remains unmarked by calendars in his love poem, Unmarked.
“Tiny Machine,” by Dave Malone
What does the lover hold in her hand on Sundays? Tiny Machine, a beautiful love poem.
Poets and Poems: Dave Malone’s “O: Love Poems from the Ozarks”
These love poems by Dave Malone are part of the geography of the Ozarks, and the interior geography of a profound, passionate love.
10 Luscious Love Poem Books for Your Valentine
Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to treat your Love to one or more of these luscious love poem books.
Write Your Own Shakespearean Sonnets: Juliet’s Aubade
Sonnet about Romeo and Juliet? This is one you simply won’t want to miss. Then maybe try your hand at one of your own.
Poetry Prompt: The One That Got Away
Our poetry prompt beckons you to gather among friends at the Tweetspeak Bait and Tackle. We’re spinning tales about the catch we just couldn’t hold on to.
Laura Inman and “The Poetic World of Emily Brontë”
“The Poetic World of Emily Brontë” by Laura Inman is a wonderful way to be introduced to her poetry, seen through the lens of her novel “Wuthering Heights”
Poets and Poems: Boris Pasternak and “February”
“February: Poems” by Boris Pasternak reflect the poet (and novelist’s) experience of living in a Russia marked by war, revolution, civil war, and oppressive communism.
Take Your Poet to Work: W. B. Yeats
Have you chosen your favorite poet for Take Your Poet to Work Day? W. B. Yeats joins our growing collection of ready-for-work poets today.