What makes a love poem really work? Karen Paul Holmes breaks it down in this month’s Poet Laura column, featuring a poem by Kory Wells.
Love is there — “Somewhere or Other.” Beauty keeps hope alive. Join us and learn a love poem by Christina Rossetti By Heart.
“The Dark Between Stars: Poems” by the Instagram poet Atticus takes the reader on a visual journey to love lost and love found.
Get your favorite steep (or brew) & join us in writing a poem based on a line from “Kissed” by David Malone: “You held my name in your coat.”
“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.
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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.
The poets of Instagram are helping to revitalize the reading of poetry, and r.h. Sin is one of them. His new collection is “I Hope This Reaches Her in Time.”
Dave Malone may write about his beloved Missouri Ozarks, but the poems he writes are universal, and about family, friends, and geography.
Extend the Joy of Poetry by being our Poetry Buddy. This week, we’re reading “Moonrise” by D. H. Lawrence together. Join us?
As Poem on Your Pillow Day approaches, we’ve rounded up 10 great Pillow Poems so you can bring the joy of poetry to someone you love.
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.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, discover the history of the “Roses are red” poem and reimagine it with us—maybe even as a sestina—in our new Roses are Red Poetry Prompt.
Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) used love as a compass in her poetry, in the face of monumental tragedies she experienced in her country.
A day spent celebrating love—to launch Love, Etc. Sharing quotes, a live reading, chocolates. What’s not to love?
Good love poems aren’t always about love. Sometimes, they are about chocolate (its own kind of love). Try this collection of rich, dark chocolate poems.
Did Jane Austen play video games? Did William Carlos Williams really eat the plums? Did Ben Franklin think flying was useful? It’s another week of the best in poetry and poetic things: Our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Have you ever opened a can, only to find something unexpected? Now’s your chance.
Reclusive Emily Dickinson is the perfect poet for Take Your Poet to Work Day if you work from home. She won’t even complain if you work in your pajamas—she’ll be ghosting about in a house dress that’s as white as the bed linens.