Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Concord Hymn” for a monument unveiling, introducing one of the most famous lines in American history.
“Seren of the Wildwood” by poet and writer Marly Youmans is a marvelous epic poem of a young girl finding her way through life.
“Meet Me at the Lighthouse,” the new poetry collection by Dana Gioia, explores memory, family, and remembering what’s important.
In “Against the Woods’ Dark Trunks,” poet Jack Bedell writes about the land and legends of south Louisiana.
British Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has translated the medieval poem “The Owl and the Nightingale,” and it sounds rather familiar.
The poet Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine; his poetry celebrated Ukraine’s history and hopes for the future.
“September 1, 1939” is one of Auden’s most famous poems. But British writer Ian Sansom sees the flaws. His biography of the poem and the poet is marvelous.
The 60 poems of “Woodworm” by Matt Duggan are speaking to us to be more aware of the havoc being wreaked by the worms of our society.
May we share love’s touch with another during this Thanksgiving season, even one whose “need of touches we had never known.”
British poet Simon Armitage has translated the late Middle English poem “Pearl,” a beautiful poem about a father’s grief and how he resolves it.
Give thanks for “the vines of the gourd and the rich melon run” with a Thanksgiving poem, The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier.
Our new infographic will teach you how to write an acrostic poem and have you writing poetry soup for every meal.
For the “track folk who just love the smell of Ethanol” and the “parade wavers” and “hot dog chompers, ” Hoosier poet Adam Henze becomes the first official poet of the Indy 500 on its 100th run.
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with D. H. Lawrence’s “Piano.”
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Vachel Lindsay’s “The Dandelion.”
Author David Orr argues that “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is both the best known and most misunderstood American poem.
World War I was a conflict made for poetry, and it made a lot of it. But what did the soldiers themselves read?
The most famous poem of World War I, “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae, lives on today as the genesis of the Memorial Poppy.
“Prussian Nights” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reminds us that victory in war doesn’t automatically mean moral superiority over an enemy.
Creating a traditional ode allows the poet to use her outdoor voice. It is a profoundly public medium, daring to speak to and for everyone.