Category: Found Poetry

10 Thoughts on Poetry – guest blog post by John Brugaletta

1. That movement in the brush, the chance reflection in a pane of glass, that blue comb you found on a gravel path, the person your peripheral vision almost caught--these are the spermatozoa of poems. All they lack are the reactions of the egg in the womb of […]

Balancing 'The Bell Jar': How Sylvia Plath Led to a New Appreciation for Poetry – guest blog post by Jessica Stilling

I don't know what it was about The Bell Jar that made me want to write about it but from the second I put the book down I knew there had to be more to Sylvia Plath and her character, Esther Greenwood's, story. When I learned that Plath […]

Balancing ‘The Bell Jar’: How Sylvia Plath Led to a New Appreciation for Poetry – guest blog post by Jessica Stilling

I don't know what it was about The Bell Jar that made me want to write about it but from the second I put the book down I knew there had to be more to Sylvia Plath and her character, Esther Greenwood's, story. When I learned that Plath […]

Tending the Roots in a STEM-Crazed World – guest blog post by Prartho Sereno

Excerpts from Prartho Sereno's book-in-progress, Tending the Roots in a STEM-Crazed World: Gleanings from a Curriculum in Wonder If' a child loses her natural friendship with the world of animals and trees, her sense of belonging to the realms of weather and the moon and stars' how will […]

Finding Poetry – guest blog post by Cheryl Caesar

“What is your process when writing a found poem?" editor Jessica Purgett asked me recently, in an interview. Good question!  And one I hadn't considered before–it had seemed like a simple thing. But the more I thought about it, the more complicated and interesting that question was. My […]

Uncovering the History (and Future) of Blackout Poetry – guest blog post by Emily Ramser

The first time I asked to study blackout poetry, I was an undergrad at Salem College. I'd asked the director of my Creative Writing program to do my honors independent study on it. I remember sitting in her office on the second floor of Main Hall, fiddling with […]

My review of ‘The Truth Is’ by Avery M. Guess published by Diode + submission call!

My review of The Truth Is by Avery M. Guess was just published in Diode, a poetry journal and independent press that publishes poetry books and chapbooks. If you’re interested in writing reviews, browse through some the reviews Diode publishes in each monthly issue to get a feel for […]

My review of 'The Truth Is' by Avery M. Guess published by Diode + submission call!

My review of The Truth Is by Avery M. Guess was just published in Diode, a poetry journal and independent press that publishes poetry books and chapbooks. If you’re interested in writing reviews, browse through some the reviews Diode publishes in each monthly issue to get a feel for […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Across the Social Distances, DEADLINE: Open year round

Across the Social Distances is a pop-up poetry journal that features “poetry in the time of the virus,” or poems and that respond to the current crises. Previously published poems are okay as long as the poet still has rights. Submissions are accepted and posted on an ongoing […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Sonic Boom, DEADLINE: March 1, 2020

Sonic Boom is a literary & arts journal seeking experimental poetry, Japenese short forms, a variety of prose forms, and visual art submissions tri-annually. The issues come in free downloadable PDFs with beautiful formatting and always gorgeous art. It’s always amazing to have a found poem accepted for […]

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