Irish poet Francis Ledwidge is not one of the better known poets of World War I, because he was an Irishman who fought for the British Army.
Take Your Poet to Work Day: On Location
It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day! Whether you’re going to work, to the beach or to another great destination today, take along your favorite poet.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is Coming: Here’s Our Free Coloring Book!
Celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day with our free poets coloring book, newly updated for 2016, and let your poet explore your workplace.
Take Your Poet to Work: Seamus Heaney
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Seamus Heaney’s ‘Oysters’
As you read Seamus Heaney’s poem “Oysters, ” perhaps you, too, will start to feel the pull of the tides in each salty bite.
This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks
Emily Dickinson’s pickup lines, op-ed poetry, why you should draw with your 4-year-old. It’s a brand new week of our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Poets and Poems: Seamus Heaney
Appreciating poets and poems even more by reading Seamus Heaney’s “Opened Ground” alongside Frank O’Driscoll’s “Stepping Stones, ” whose interviews add depth to the poems.
Seamus Heaney, Gem-Cutter
Human Chain refutes the notion that poetry is the province of the young. It’s a collection of poems that demonstrates Heaney’s love of words and language, carefully chiseled and strung together like brilliant diamonds.
Homage to Robert Frost
Poet Robert Frost (1874 – 1963), known for his use of colloquial American speech and rural settings, won four Pulitzer Prizes, among many other honors and recognitions. By the time I was in junior high and high school, his poetry was in all the American literature textbooks; he’d been published since 1914 and I assumed […]