“On the Occasion of a Wedding,” the debut collection by poet Ollie Bowen, celebrates various kinds of love shared by two people.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Kindness” By Heart and throws in a few thoughts on “The Sound of Music.”
“The Last Visit,” the debut collection by poet Chad Abushanab, explores the pain and brokenness of growing up in the family of an alcoholic.
The poems of “Kingdomland” by Rachael Allen depict a strange landscape, one that is both unfamiliar and oddly recognizable.
Author Callie Feyen uses her gray matter—”Bink & Gollie” style—to explain how poetry and feelings are related. And how to make great Dutch braids.
“Paradox” by the poet Incognito forces the reader to focus on the poems themselves by stripping away the identity of the poet.
In his new collection “Deaf Republic,” Ilya Kaminsky combines poetic form and thematic substance to tell a story of oppression and hope.
Walking (especially in the dark) is author Megan Willome’s path to poetry. Her steps begin in early morning moonlight and sometimes trace past a windmill.
In “Herod’s Dispensations,” poet Harry Clifton considers Herod and his systems of ordering, and then considers the world we know today.
Join author Callie Feyen and walk, run, stumble, and maybe even twirl towards your dreams in our Monday poetry prompt.
“The Threshold of Light,” a new chapbook by poet Michael Glaser, includes 21 poems filled with light as awareness, knowledge, energy, life, and grace.
The 52 poems of “Ragged Anthem” by Chris Dombrowski describe the fragility and impermanence of life, in spite of an individual’s resilience.
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Shanna Powlus Wheeler’s first full poetry collection, “Evensong for Shadows,” suggests the omnipresence of grief — a measure of the loss of love or happiness or relationship, and very much a part of life.
Thanks to Horace Traubel, we know much about Walt Whitman’s last years, Brenda WIneapple says in “Walt Whitman Speaks.”
Poet James Elsaesser, of the DASI Prevention Team in New Jersey, discusses the power of poetry to move people affected by trauma from mountain to mountain.
“Be With” by Forrest Gander won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The quietly stunning collection stimulates reflection and introspection on every page.
The poetry of Catharine Savage Brosman, especially in her later collections, is about travel, and the love she has for her “then and now again” husband.
Poet Michael Spence published four collections during 30 years as a bus driver. His fifth, “Umbilical,” won the New Criterion Poetry Prize.
“The Drum That Beats Within Us” by Mike Bond is a collection by a warrior poet, a warrior prepared to fight to the death with the soul of a poet.