In our last classic poetry spotlight, we talked about Walt Whitman’s poetry collection entitled Leaves of Grass. In Leaves of… Read More
Spotlight on Forms: What is Prose Poetry?
In our last spotlight on forms, we discussed a very strict form of poetry with very rigid rules, the sonnet…. Read More
Poetry Quiz! Can You Match these Famous First Lines to the Poem?
Think you’re a poetry expert? Many poetry fans have memorized a poem or two over the years – you may… Read More
Classic Poetry Spotlight: Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
Two weeks ago we focused on the English poet Shakespeare and the form of poetry he created, the Shakespearean sonnet…. Read More
Pioneers in Poetry: South Dakota’s New Poet Laureate
As of July 1, 2015, South Dakota has welcomed a brand new poet laureate: Lee Ann Roripaugh. She will hold… Read More
Spotlight on Forms: What is a Sonnet?
Our most recent spotlight form, the villanelle, originated in France in the 17th century. This week we will take a… Read More
Pioneers in Poetry: Montana State’s Poet Laureate
Montana is defined by its diverse landscape, ranging from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains. Its tourist website calls… Read More
New U.S. Poet Laureate Announced: Juan Felipe Herrera
A few months back, we featured California’s state poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as one of our Pioneers in Poetry…. Read More
What To Do Before Entering a Poetry Contest
For every amateur writer, nothing is quite so exciting as entering your first contest! If you are a poet, a… Read More
Spotlight on Forms: What is a Villanelle?
Our most recent spotlight, the ghazal, is not the only poetic form to have originated in a far-away country: The… Read More
Pioneers in Poetry: Maryland’s Poet Laureate
Thus far in our Pioneers in Poetry series, we’ve covered the state poet laureates of New York, North Carolina, South… Read More
Spotlight on Forms: What is a Ghazal?
Previously on our blog, we’ve discussed what makes slam poetry what it is, as well as what makes an acrostic… Read More
Top Tips for Editing Poetry
While poets love the actual art of writing, the tedious nature of editing poetry turns many people off. To summarize… Read More
Pioneers in Poetry: New York State’s Poet Laureate
Last week, we talked about a poetry project that brought together verse with the bustling, busy streets and train lines… Read More
Pedestrian Poetry Project a Hit in NYC
A recently-aired piece on NPR featured a poetry project unlike any other. The Poetry Society of American and the Metropolitan… Read More
National Poetry Month Spotlight: Writing Prompts!
Are you gearing up to get your work in shape so that it is ready to enter into a poetry… Read More
National Poetry Month Spotlight: Poetry in the Classroom
What first sparked your love of poetry? For many people, their poetic passions were inspired by the first poem they… Read More
National Poetry Month Spotlight: Poetic Forms
Do you know the difference between a limerick and a lyric? Can you tell your odes from your octaves? If… Read More
National Poetry Month Spotlight: The First Poets
April is National Poetry Month, and so to celebrate, we are going to be spotlighting a few different aspects of… Read More
It’s No April Fool’s Joke- April is National Poetry Month!
Why let the April showers get you down when it is the official month dedicated to celebrating poetry? Next week,… Read More
Celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21!
As if you really needed another excuse to celebrate poetry! Though you celebrate poetry year-round by reading and writing it,… Read More
Read Famous Irish Poets this St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! And in addition to enjoying a pint of Guinness, eating corned beef… Read More
How-to Guide: Editing Poetry Like a Pro!
In last week’s blog, we spoke a bit about getting your poetry in tip-top shape before submitting it to a… Read More
Are You Ready To Submit Work to a Poetry Contest?
Many amateur writers view poetry as a purely personal thing. And that’s absolutely OK to do—writing can give you an… Read More
Spotlight on Forms: What is Slam Poetry?
For many people, poetry brings to mind something static: words on a page. But what these people don’t always realize… Read More