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.
Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry jam on Twitter used Ted Kooser’s “The Poetry Home Repair Manual” for prompts — with some surprising results.
Will Oldham’s June 1, 2012 column in Poetry magazine from the Poetry Foundation has sparked a lot of controversy. It’s actually pretty poetic.
Frank Bidart’s latest poetry collection, Metaphysical Dog, should be read as one long poem rather than 39 individual poems.
It’s poetry’s fault, this feathered specificity. Birds can’t be just birds anymore.
Welcome to the poetry classroom. What is the power of looking up? Or writing down.
Poets at home deserve poems. So we wrote them, on Twitter.
Where do poems hide? Dogwood sweet, shaded near my feet, reaching dark-limbed to serve up day. They also hide until people die, kicking at the dirt.