Tag: Poetry

Creativity: On the Page and At the Launch – guest blog post by Elizabeth Jorgensen, Nancy Jorgensen

Poets and writers are creative. On paper, we concoct characters and emotions. We invent forms and structure. We imagine people and places. We use the latest technology to research our work and appeal to readers. We write, edit and revise so no verse or phrase or word is […]

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 […]

My poem "She-God" published in Rise Up Review + where to submit current event poems

Tremendous thanks to Rise Up Review for publishing one of my more recent feminist poems “She-God” in their Summer 2020 issue along with some brilliant and diverse work I’m honored to be next to. Specifically, don’t miss “Pyriscence” by Angelique Zobitz–a prose poem in three parts, using erasure […]

My poem “Paused” published in Juniper – A Poetry Journal + submission tips!

I’m so grateful to have my poem “Paused” published in Juniper – A Poetry Journal’s current Summer 2020 issue. “Paused” is a reflection on the changes I’ve felt during the pandemic–the new way of approaching daily tasks that once felt burdensome, now bring a new perspective on slowing […]

My poem "Paused" published in Juniper – A Poetry Journal + submission tips!

I’m so grateful to have my poem “Paused” published in Juniper – A Poetry Journal’s current Summer 2020 issue. “Paused” is a reflection on the changes I’ve felt during the pandemic–the new way of approaching daily tasks that once felt burdensome, now bring a new perspective on slowing […]

Forty Years are a Minute – guest blog post by Mary Anna Kruch

Among the many calls these days for how the pandemic has affected our writing, has any publication asked about what the pandemic adds to a month of birthdays, estrangement, and miscarriage? Forty-two years are a minute and a lifetime. I could write about how the protesters at the […]

The Future Of Poetry – guest blog post by John Kaniecki

I believe strongly in poetry. It has worked before, and it will work again. It is infused in the culture of every civilization. Whether it’s the Bible, the Odyssey, or Shakespeare, poetry has been extremely popular. Today poetry lacks the prestige it once held. There are no Robert […]

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