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.
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 may be a huge industry today, but it started with an imprisoned priest, a young girl, and a letter in ancient Rome.
Dave Malone contemplates all that remains unmarked by calendars in his love poem, Unmarked.
What does the lover hold in her hand on Sundays? Tiny Machine, a beautiful love poem.
These love poems by Dave Malone are part of the geography of the Ozarks, and the interior geography of a profound, passionate love.
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.
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.
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.
“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”
“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.
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.
The poems in J.P. Dancing Bear’s “The Abandoned Eye” cut like razor blades, removing what we use to hide and obscure.
Love Etc. reminds us what eternity is, and what part of it is contained within ourselves.
Whether its in praise of a stapler, an old t-shirt or a frog, Marjorie Maddox tells us we need the “cadence of praise.” We need the Ode.
Surprised by Scotland, a writer finds herself taken by her past, her present with Scottish poets, and maybe (who knows) her future.
Our poetry classroom is a wonderful way to discuss and enjoy poems, with published poets and teachers. Up today: Dona Nobis Pacem.
Listen to our new Doors & Passageways playlist, then write a doors or passageways poem, including a line of the lyrics if you like.
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
Night poetry easily lends itself to being love poetry. Like Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty.”