About this blogOne of America's most revered poets, Adrienne Rich, said, "The moment of change is the only poem." Because the world is always changing, poetry is everywhere, and everything can be versified.
Here, I'll discuss and review contemporary books of poetry, with a focus on regional writers, publications, and organizations. I'll promote area writers by offering prompts and contests, because I want to foster a spirit of community centered around poets and readers of poetry. This is a place to demystify the art of poetry, to appreciate its economy of language, its precision of image and sound.
Please share suggestions for blog content by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you! Let's versify PA and support those who are doing the same.
- Can't blog fast enough to keep up w/ #poetry & #poets in #YorkPA. Trying, though! #IloveYorkcity 3 days ago
- More from @CarlMelissa: A #review of Brutal Allure, her second book of #poetry http://t.co/UwIBKWhSMY via @ydrcom #mustread #YorkPA 4 days ago
- Workshop poems, make poetry friends: Poetry Spoken Here, a long-running #YorkPA #poetry group http://t.co/y5tBStbvEM via @ydrcom 1 week ago
- #YorkPA, you have til 5/25 to make art inspired by #poetry or prose & submit to YAA open #exhibit! http://t.co/utoS54mM35 via @ydrcom 1 week ago
- Sarah Trimmer on May Poem of the Month contest
- Richard Thomas on May Poem of the Month contest
- Buffy's World | Don’t miss: From interview with author Jim McClure to memories of Delco Plaza to chance to win free groceries on May Poem of the Month contest
- Sara Rilatt on April Poem of the Month
- Kari Stayman on April Poem of the Month
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Days after Jerry Sandusky was arrested in November, his face was removed from a mural on the Penn State campus. Now, days after Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 counts, artist Michael Pilato filled that space with the likeness … Continue reading
First off, let me say that submitting and publishing poems is not for everyone, nor does it have to be. But if you are interested in sending your polished poems out for consideration, or even just learning about some of … Continue reading
Last Thursday, the Library of Congress named Pulitzer Prize-winner poet and Emory University creative writing professor Natasha Trethewey the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States! Have I mentioned–in recent interviews with the York poet laureate perhaps–how happy I am … Continue reading
Last Friday night, I attended my first poetry event in York county–and what a first foray into the regional literary scene it was. From the collaborative lyric efforts of the WordWide crew to the provocative theatrics of Baltimore’s Mark S. … Continue reading