Fayette, MO, USA

Trinity Irwin


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The only writer you should ever compare yourself to is the one you were yesterday.
Fayette, MO, USA

Trinity Irwin

The only writer you should ever compare yourself to is the one you were yesterday.

My Poems


  • December 2016 Exemplars

    Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri

  • Random Bailey provides touching verse on this special day


    Contest Winners Announced for January – June 2016 Contest

  • July – December 2015 winners

    Check out our most recent winners!

  • July–December 2015 Grand Prize Winner

    Marc Savey-Bennett, “The Butcher’s Choice”

  • Grace Cavalieri

    Poet, Playwright, and Host of "The Poet and the Poem"

  • 5 Poetry Writing Tips For Beginners

    By K. Paul Mallasch

  • Jan–June 2015 Contest Winner

    Dustin Calkins of Tacoma, WA

  • Ask the Editor...

    What advice does a professional poet have for a beginner?

  • Feature Poet: T. S. Eliot

    19th Century American/British Poet

  • Top to Bottom or Bottom to Top?

    A Young Poets Clever Verse Garners Worldwide Praise

  • Feature Poet: Emily Dickinson

    19th-century American Poet

  • New US Poet Laureate

    Americas 21st poet laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

  • Feature Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    English poet, critic, and philosopher

  • Ask the Editor...

    Is there any way to make title-brainstorming easier?

  • Second Contest Winner of 2014

    Jeffrey Magnuson of San Diego, CA

  • Feature Poet: Gertrude Stein

    American modernist writer of novels, plays, short stories and poems

  • Poetry Book Recommendations of 2014

    From the Washington Independent Review of Books

  • Ask the Editor...

    Should I put a period at the end of every line in my poem?

  • Feature Poet: William Blake

    18th-century poet, printmaker, and painter

  • Five Deadly Sins

    Five of the most destructive mistakes in poetry

  • Ask the Editor...

    Do you have any poetry reading tips for beginners?

  • First Contest Winner of 2014

    Sonya Troncoso of San Antonio, TX

  • Feature Poet: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Victorian poet who achieved popularity during her lifetime

  • Summer Reading 2014

    Top suggestions for your summer list

  • Ask the Editor...

    How do I keep my momentum on an average day?

  • Ask the Editor...

    Do poems have to rhyme?

  • Feature Poet: Langston Hughes

    Talented and hardworking writer, intellectual, and activist

  • Contest Winners of 2013

    Daniel Edward Morris of Pittsburgh, PA, and Robyn Redding of Charlotte, NC

  • Feature Poet: e. e. cummings

    20th-century American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright

  • Ask the Editor...

    How can I enjoy all kinds of poetry?

  • Verses of Voyage: Summertime and Travel Poetics

    Travel poetics belongs to the genre of travel writing

  • Talent Trumps Temper Tantrum!

    2012 Grand Prize Winner Laura Leigh Packard

  • Ask the Editor...

    What can I do to avoid giving up writing?

  • Feature Poet: Pablo Neruda

    20th-century Chilean poet

  • Inaugural Poet 2013

    Poetry read at presidential swearing-in ceremonies

  • Ask the Editor...

    How and why should I bother revising?

  • Feature Poets: Marilyn Nelson, Claudia Rankine and C. D. Wright

    2013s new chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

  • Small Presses Today... and How to Get Their Attention

    Submitting work for publication

  • Form, Function, and Verse

    Storytelling Through Narrative Poetry

  • Phenomenolgy in Form

  • Feature Poet: Natasha Trethewey

    Her creations are personally and historically invigorating

  • Congratulations to Southern Native Natasha Trethewey

    Named the nations 19th US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress

  • Feature Poet: Anne Sexton

    20th-century American poet

  • National Poetry Month 2012

    This celebratory month was inaugurated in 1996

  • Ask the Editor...

    Is there any way to jumpstart a poem?

  • Free Verse at the Forefront of Poetic Style

  • Similitudes of Poetry and Songwriting

    Strategies and Ideas for Today’s Aspiring Songwriter

  • Dealing with Themes

    Avoiding the Dilution of Art with Sentiment

  • Ask the Editor...

    Is there still a place today for poetic rhyme?

  • Feature Poet: Robert Penn Warren

    Renowned poet, novelist, essayist, and critic

  • Ask the Editor...

    Any advice for beginner poets, and whats the deal with capitalization?

  • Mind Over Meter

    Traditional vs. Contemporary Styles

  • New Yorker Essayist Adam Gopnik Speaks at W. D. Snodgrass Symposium

  • The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

    Useful insight into the publishing process

  • Contemporary Poet W. D. Snodgrass Remembered at the University of Delaware

    An Honorary Event Held in Memory of One of Today’s Most Influential Poets

  • Join Our Community on Facebook

    Meet Fellow Poets

  • Self-Publishing Becoming the New Standard

  • James Milliron

    August ’10 Grand Prize Winner

  • Gottardo DiGiacopo

    December ’09 Grand Prize Winner

  • Making It to the Winner's Circle

    Who Are Our Winners, How Are They Chosen, and Where Are They Found?

  • Alice P. Thomas

    September ’09 Winner of Eber & Wein’s National Amateur Poetry Competition

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