Workplace leadership hasn’t been the subject of much poetry, but a poem about a boss offers the possibility of understanding and possibly forgiveness. Glynn Young asks you to consider the boss through a poetic lens to explain, celebrate, understand, or even forgive.
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In “I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson, ” Kristin LeMay uses 30 poems to navigate the rocks of belief, prayer, and mortality. LeMay’s Dickinson is remarkably human. Glynn Young reviews this new volume and has a giveaway.
People in numerous walks of work life believe poetry is important enough to include in their professional networking profiles. Glynn Young shows us that poetry is alive and well on LinkedIn.
“Child Made of Sand” is not the poetry of youth; it is the poetry of wisdom and understanding. Glynn Young reviews Thomas Lux’s new collection of poems.
Glynn Young discusses the work of poet David Whyte, author of several books on the importance of poetry in preserving the soul in corporate America, including “The Heart Aroused.”
Few jobs today are stress-free or even low-stress: not enough resources, not enough people, reorganizations and layoffs, clashes between work and family demands, and more. Workplace stress has been the new normal for at least the last two decades. Glynn Young has five ways to use poetry to relieve stress at work.
When done well, both a vision statement and a mission statement can read like a fine, moving poem. Glynn Young looks at the work of organizational poets.
Glynn Young has five new poems from the recent Tweetspeak Twitter poetry jam, with prompts from the novella “The Novelist.”
Over a lifetime, Rick Maxon found poetry—even though he began by writing “horrible poems” (as he says) and even though he originally felt perplexed when trying to read poems.
“Under the Pearl Moon” by Rick Maxson moves you from where and when you’re reading into your own personal memory palace.
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson is a gothic thriller and an unsettling work for modern readers.
Abstract poetry is the perfect kind of verse to write as a form of playing with words, to shake loose your inner poetic style.
In “An Ordinary Life,” poet B.H. Fairchild looks to the ordinary to find solace for grief at the death of his son.
In “Never Good with Horses,” British Poet Laureate Simon Armitage publishes a collection of song lyrics that blur the difference between poem and song.
In “Homelight: Poems,” Lola Haskins has a new slant on “slant,” allowing each poem to have its own perspective.
In her first poetry collection, Jordan Pérez presents hard realities that remind us of our duty not to look away.
“A Fire in My Head: Poems for the Dawn” by Ben Okri offers hope even for the darkest of subjects and events.
Watching a favorite movie like “The Two Towers” in Royal Albert Hall with a live soundtrack is an unforgettable experience.
Poet Jessica Gigot draws inspiration from farming and the land for both her memoir “A Little Bit of Land” and her poetry book “Feeding Hour.”
The first book of poetry I ever bought was “Four Quartets” by T.S. Eliot, and it has followed me for more than 50 years.